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Post by NYCelt on Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:38 pm

Fierce,

While I share your praise of Ainge's recent work, I'm not being critical of him (or your view) when I say it didn't take a genius to take Tatum with what was essentially the first pick.

I'm with you in that I could never understand the calls for Jackson, Isaac, or anyone else for that matter. While I expected us to succumb to the Fultz rave, Tatum was clearly the choice that made the most sense to me. For Boston, or almost any team.

Anyone who watched Tatum play his one year at Duke would have given him a top score in what we so often call the eye test. He so clearly demonstrated superiority in so many phases of the game that he stood out as a talent not seen coming out of the college ranks in perhaps almost a decade. And there have been some pretty good names in the last ten years worth of drafts. So many draft-niks gave him lower scores than he deserved in a couple of phases of his game that it seemed like they barely saw him play. Maybe they relied on YouTube videos!

I think Ainge's genius in this draft was knowing two other teams desire for guards, and making that trade. Tatum was one nice number one taken at number three.

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Post by Sandpd on Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:04 pm

NYCelt wrote:Fierce,

While I share your praise of Ainge's recent work, I'm not being critical of him (or your view) when I say it didn't take a genius to take Tatum with what was essentially the first pick.

I'm with you in that I could never understand the calls for Jackson, Isaac, or anyone else for that matter. While I expected us to succumb to the Fultz rave, Tatum was clearly the choice that made the most sense to me. For Boston, or almost any team.

Anyone who watched Tatum play his one year at Duke would have given him a top score in what we so often call the eye test. He so clearly demonstrated superiority in so many phases of the game that he stood out as a talent not seen coming out of the college ranks in perhaps almost a decade. And there have been some pretty good names in the last ten years worth of drafts. So many draft-niks gave him lower scores than he deserved in a couple of phases of his game that it seemed like they barely saw him play. Maybe they relied on YouTube videos!

I think Ainge's genius in this draft was knowing two other teams desire for guards, and making that trade. Tatum was one nice number one taken at number three.

Regards

If I recall, the C's were initially interested/intrigued with Jackson pre-draft, but after he balked at even visiting them for a "look-see", it made the decision to opt for Tatum that much easier since Isaac was ranked further down the C's and other teams' lists. C's weren't looking for a guard in the draft with their lottery pick, so Fultz, nor Ball weren't really on their shopping list. I wouldn't play against Ainge in Liars Poker.
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Post by cowens/oldschool on Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:37 pm

In hindsight glad we passed on Fultz, even though I bought into the Fultz hype train.

A lot of the great wings were so great, Jordan, Kobe, Lebron before he joined with Kyrie, they really didn't need an all star type point with them running the show, they could run the show. The fact we have an electrifying state of the art point and are so stocked with an all star wing[injured], 2 potential all star wings and even more veteran wing depth, shows how ahead of the curve Danny is. He struck out with the Jeff Green fiasco, but still held firm to his beliefs on how to be ahead of the curve in his vision for where the game is going and the best way to get there. Key to our defense is depth and perimeter athletes covering all over in space.....really enjoying this run, seeing the youngsters learn on the fly, next year we will be even better and better.
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Post by k_j_88 on Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:39 pm

The more I watch Jayson play, the more he reminds me of Kevin Durant.


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Post by Sandpd on Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:54 pm

k_j_88 wrote:The more I watch Jayson play, the more he reminds me of Kevin Durant.


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He played before your time, but Tatum reminds me of Jaamal Wilkes, aka Keith Wilkes. Nicknamed "Silk" because he was as smooth as silk. Other than Wilkes' unique behind the head shooting form, I see similarities in their smooth offensive styles. Durant is more of an explosive type player, where Tatum has that smooth, cool, calm, and collected approach, like "Silk". It's just what I see in Tatum and what I remember of "Silk". His career FG % was .499.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o37f1cgL0Zo
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