Gregg Popovich To Jayson Tatum: You Could Be Like Kawhi Leonard, Paul George

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Gregg Popovich To Jayson Tatum: You Could Be Like Kawhi Leonard, Paul George 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:54 pm

Jayson Tatum had the opportunity to play for Gregg Popovich for Team USA during the 2019 World Cup.


Popovich touted the unique two-way potential of Tatum.


"Do you know how special you can be?" Popovich asked Tatum. "There are very few two-way players in our game, and you have the opportunity to be one of them. You could be like Kawhi [Leonard] and Paul George."


Tatum was so surprised by the comment that he initially didn't answer.


"I hope I haven't offended you," added Popovich.


"Offended me?" Tatum said. "That's a compliment!"

Via Jackie MacMullan/ESPN

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Re: Gregg Popovich To Jayson Tatum: You Could Be Like Kawhi Leonard, Paul George 

Post#2 » by Chris3323 » Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:31 pm

I see more Paul George
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Re: Gregg Popovich To Jayson Tatum: You Could Be Like Kawhi Leonard, Paul George 

Post#3 » by zero24gravity » Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:46 pm

Maybe I'm reading this wrong .... is he talking about being another king of "load management"? :roll:

But in all seriousness, Tatum is talented, for sure.
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Re: Gregg Popovich To Jayson Tatum: You Could Be Like Kawhi Leonard, Paul George 

Post#4 » by Revived » Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:49 pm

I don’t watch Boston much, is Tatum a really good defender now?
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Post#5 » by deeps6x » Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:23 pm

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Re: Gregg Popovich To Jayson Tatum: You Could Be Like Kawhi Leonard, Paul George 

Post#6 » by emoran » Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:26 pm

Revived wrote:I don’t watch Boston much, is Tatum a really good defender now?


when he wants to be.. which is more often than not and every 4th quarter... his length makes ppl adjust on the fly but mainly he deflects so many passes..
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Re: Gregg Popovich To Jayson Tatum: You Could Be Like Kawhi Leonard, Paul George 

Post#7 » by the_process » Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:36 pm

First off: TAMPERING!!! :lol:

Second off: Pop, ostensibly due to dementia, forgot that Tatum's true comp is on his own roster.
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Post#8 » by Psubs » Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:58 pm

the_process wrote:First off: TAMPERING!!! :lol:

Second off: Pop, ostensibly due to dementia, forgot that Tatum's true comp is on his own roster.


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Re: Gregg Popovich To Jayson Tatum: You Could Be Like Kawhi Leonard, Paul George 

Post#9 » by jirrit » Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:22 pm

Revived wrote:I don’t watch Boston much, is Tatum a really good defender now?

For his age he’s a very solid two way player already
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Post#10 » by pagal » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:48 pm

No, he is not Kawhi or PG...over-rated bum.
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Re: Gregg Popovich To Jayson Tatum: You Could Be Like Kawhi Leonard, Paul George 

Post#11 » by Lockdown504090 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:46 am

Jimmy butler but better on O. not having outrageously long arms may hold him back from being as good as those guys.

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