Jayson Tatum: Being Traded Is Part Of The Game, I'll Play For Whomever

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Jayson Tatum: Being Traded Is Part Of The Game, I'll Play For Whomever 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:03 pm

Jayson Tatum had a disappointing second regular season in the NBA in which shooting efficiency dropped. Tatum has also been mentioned in trade rumors involving Anthony Davis once the Boston Celtics can trade for him this offseason.


“Trade rumors don’t bother me,” Tatum said of trade rumors. “They’re talking about trading me for guys like Anthony Davis. So, I mean, I must be doing something pretty well.” When pressed on whether this bothered him, he didn’t budge: “I love the game of basketball. Being traded is part of the game. I’ll play for whomever. It’s something I can’t control.”


Tatum also revealed he has a poster of himself dunking on LeBron James in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals.


“I’ve got a big-ass picture of it in my house,” Tatum said.


The Celtics ultimately lost the game as the Cleveland Cavaliers advanced to The Finals.

Via Sopan Deb/New York Times

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Post#2 » by Revived » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:24 pm

RealGM Wiretap wrote:Tatum also revealed he has a poster of himself dunking on LeBron James in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

“I’ve got a big-ass picture of it in my house,” Tatum said.

Jordan Crawford wishes he had the same thing but LeBron had Nike confiscate the tape :noway:
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Post#3 » by Chris3323 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:59 pm

Any proof or just a rumor?
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Post#4 » by ImSlower » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:09 pm

I'm happy he got the oft-incorrect whoever/whomever usage correct! Grammar rules!
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Post#5 » by ThumbsUpBaby » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:28 am

“Trade rumors don’t bother me,” Tatum said of trade rumors. “They’re talking about trading me for guys like Anthony Davis. So, I mean, I must be doing something pretty well.”

Honestly I don't understand why guys like Ingram don't have this kind of a mindset. They're considered a good value to trade for someone like AD, who's a top 5 talent. I'd consider that as a compliment.
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Post#6 » by JellosJigglin » Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:15 am

ThumbsUpBaby wrote:“Trade rumors don’t bother me,” Tatum said of trade rumors. “They’re talking about trading me for guys like Anthony Davis. So, I mean, I must be doing something pretty well.”

Honestly I don't understand why guys like Ingram don't have this kind of a mindset. They're considered a good value to trade for someone like AD, who's a top 5 talent. I'd consider that as a compliment.


Huh? Ingram was unphased and played like an all-star after the trade rumors. He played a lot better than Tatum who has become incredibly overrated.
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Post#7 » by NecessaryEvil » Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:54 am

ThumbsUpBaby wrote:“Trade rumors don’t bother me,” Tatum said of trade rumors. “They’re talking about trading me for guys like Anthony Davis. So, I mean, I must be doing something pretty well.”

Honestly I don't understand why guys like Ingram don't have this kind of a mindset. They're considered a good value to trade for someone like AD, who's a top 5 talent. I'd consider that as a compliment.


Because no one wants to go from LA to New Orleans
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Post#8 » by pagal » Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:21 pm

NecessaryEvil wrote:
ThumbsUpBaby wrote:“Trade rumors don’t bother me,” Tatum said of trade rumors. “They’re talking about trading me for guys like Anthony Davis. So, I mean, I must be doing something pretty well.”

Honestly I don't understand why guys like Ingram don't have this kind of a mindset. They're considered a good value to trade for someone like AD, who's a top 5 talent. I'd consider that as a compliment.


Because no one wants to go from LA to New Orleans


Exactly. Going from LA to NO is a downgrade in life-style, etc. Going from a dump like Boston to NO is actually an upgrade.

Also, he knows Snake DA by now - kiss his ass in front of him, trade him the next minute.
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Post#9 » by Donnyxc » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:57 pm

JellosJigglin wrote:
ThumbsUpBaby wrote:“Trade rumors don’t bother me,” Tatum said of trade rumors. “They’re talking about trading me for guys like Anthony Davis. So, I mean, I must be doing something pretty well.”

Honestly I don't understand why guys like Ingram don't have this kind of a mindset. They're considered a good value to trade for someone like AD, who's a top 5 talent. I'd consider that as a compliment.


Huh? Ingram was unphased and played like an all-star after the trade rumors. He played a lot better than Tatum who has become incredibly overrated.


Funny how scoring 26 points in the playoffs is overrated. How many points did Ingram score?
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Post#10 » by tasball » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:20 pm

Trade me anywhere for $15,000,000 a year!

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