Afam wrote:The celtics franchise is a without a direction right now. They are about to lose they only franchise player without a replacement in place. No Jayson Tatum are not stars. No idea on what direction they want to go. Build a championship, Tank/Rebuild, Go with youth movement. You can't do. It is either you are building a championship team, or you are rebuilding. You can't define this as a successful when you didn't have a winning record, or should i say a good record, didn't make any major or minor changes at the trade deadline, in the offseason, and about to lose your only star player in kyrie. It is and has been a complete failure. People or some people in real life, and online can pretend everything is ok, and convince themselves that the youth movement is the right way to go, but they are in for a rude awakening when the celtics are a mediocre team in 8,10 years etc. Boston is not even a free agent destination, so good luck with them attracting stars that way. It should be a free agent destination, but it isn't. The NBA is a stars league. Either you are drafting and developing them, or you are trading or acquiring them through free agency. You are irrelevant or almost irrelevant without having a star on your team.
I couldn’t disagree with a post more completely than this one.
I am going to respond only to your decree that Tatum will never be a star. It’s possible he won’t - but if so it will be because of injury, drugs, or a complete 180 degree decision that he doesn’t care about basketball.
He has undeniable talent and elite shooting ability. He seems to live and breathe basketball and seems to care about little else. If he remains healthy and isn’t a star, it will go down as one of all time wastes of talent in NBA history.
Right now, he is the most exciting young talent in NBA not names Giannis Antekuompo. Nobody drafted this year has a higher ceiling including Zion. Nobody drafted last year has a higher ceiling. Nobody drafted in his draft has a higher ceiling even if Donovan Mitchell is a little better right now. Ben Simmons may be only under 25 player drafted since GA who is more talented but what is the ceiling for 6-10 Rondo? Not as high as Tatum.
Why am I so high on Tatum? He has above average size and athleticism but isn’t freakish by any means. He has pretty good handles for a 6-8 player but nothing super special. His first step isn’t Jordanesque but is very good. His vision needs to get a lot better but it’s showing some improvement. So what makes him special? His shot. He is a splash brother....and a really tall one. He is the next Klay/Curry in that he is a dangerous shooter and a dangerous athlete. There are a decent amount Korver type shooters and Jaylen Brown type athletes in NBA, but very few who can be both.
sam_I_am »2017:Kyrie isn't much of an upgrade over IT and he is **** crazy. Demands to be traded after 3 finals passing on supermax to go to Knicks. More talent around than IT did 2 yrs ago, no playoffs until Lebron came.Kyrie cant hold leads w/o Lebron.