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What is Jayson Tatum's ceiling?

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Re: What is Jayson Tatum's ceiling? 

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Post#1242 » by 24istheLAW » Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:02 pm

cloverleaf wrote:So is Perk the Tatum whisperer?

Kudos to the two Celtics: https://www.nbcsports.com/boston/celtics/jayson-tatum-called-kendrick-perkins-discuss-ex-celtics-criticism


Responding well to hard coaching and criticism seems to be a theme with Jayson. Remember all the puff pieces about how Gregg Popovich called him out about his defensive engagement with Team USA?
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Re: What is Jayson Tatum's ceiling? 

Post#1243 » by The Comedian » Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:03 pm

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cloverleaf wrote:So is Perk the Tatum whisperer?

Kudos to the two Celtics: https://www.nbcsports.com/boston/celtics/jayson-tatum-called-kendrick-perkins-discuss-ex-celtics-criticism


Responding well to hard coaching and criticism seems to be a theme with Jayson. Remember all the puff pieces about how Gregg Popovich called him out about his defensive engagement with Team USA?


Also, he’s already more mature than KD lol. Perk was definitely low key going at KD when praising Tatum for directly reaching out to him, rather than responding on Twitter.
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Re: What is Jayson Tatum's ceiling? 

Post#1244 » by cloverleaf » Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:09 pm

24istheLAW wrote:
cloverleaf wrote:So is Perk the Tatum whisperer?

Kudos to the two Celtics: https://www.nbcsports.com/boston/celtics/jayson-tatum-called-kendrick-perkins-discuss-ex-celtics-criticism


Responding well to hard coaching and criticism seems to be a theme with Jayson. Remember all the puff pieces about how Gregg Popovich called him out about his defensive engagement with Team USA?


There is also the story of Coach K getting him going by, shall we say, "rudely" telling Tatum he was playing like a soft St. Louis player.
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Re: What is Jayson Tatum's ceiling? 

Post#1245 » by cloverleaf » Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:11 pm

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24istheLAW wrote:
cloverleaf wrote:So is Perk the Tatum whisperer?

Kudos to the two Celtics: https://www.nbcsports.com/boston/celtics/jayson-tatum-called-kendrick-perkins-discuss-ex-celtics-criticism


Responding well to hard coaching and criticism seems to be a theme with Jayson. Remember all the puff pieces about how Gregg Popovich called him out about his defensive engagement with Team USA?


Also, he’s already more mature than KD lol. Perk was definitely low key going at KD when praising Tatum for directly reaching out to him, rather than responding on Twitter.


I also wondered whether he saw it in contrast to Smart whining to the media about A Sherrod and others questioning his level of play on The Garden Report.
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Post#1246 » by cloverleaf » Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:12 pm

On the other hand Tatum didn't listen to KG telling him in person a couple of years ago to take some coaching from Pierce in the offseason on getting to the line. So this may be the first time JT is listening to old C's players (instead of Kobe).
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Post#1247 » by BK_2020 » Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:39 pm

Tbf Tatum probably owns a television and knows what it's like to listen to Pierce.
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Post#1248 » by The Comedian » Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:22 pm

Duke4life831 looking smart right now, as far as Tatum showing that he can be a legitimate number one scoring option.

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Post#1249 » by cloverleaf » Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:48 pm

BK_2020 wrote:Tbf Tatum probably owns a television and knows what it's like to listen to Pierce.


Ha ha. But this was a case of something where Paul knew what he was talking about.

And not listening to KG? Sacrilege!
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Post#1250 » by GoGreen » Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:01 pm

Tatum is absolutely BALLING right now. Hope this continues. Can't wait to see Evan back, too
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Post#1252 » by 31to6 » Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:19 pm

Perk is like fine, I’ll do Brad’s job. Probably Tommy’s (rest in peace) too!
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Re: What is Jayson Tatum's ceiling? 

Post#1253 » by The Comedian » Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:01 pm

https://www.boston.com/sports/boston-celtics/2021/04/15/danny-ainge-jayson-tatum-kendrick-perkins-criticism

Perkins said of the conversation that Tatum “just wanted to understand where I was coming from and I got an understanding of how he felt about my comments.” Ainge said he likes that Tatum took that approach to criticism.

“(Tatum) will seek out those who can help him,” Ainge said. “Sounds like he was seeking out Perk and wanted genuine feedback from what Perk was saying about him that he didn’t like.”
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Re: What is Jayson Tatum's ceiling? 

Post#1254 » by Bleeding Green » Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:15 pm

Good on Jayson. If I were him I'd just be thinking, "this mfer spent fifteen years in the league and never once learned how to just go up with the ball instead of powerdribbling under the basket."
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Post#1255 » by moonie_mcgee » Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:45 pm

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Post#1256 » by moonie_mcgee » Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:54 pm

31to6 wrote:Perk is like fine, I’ll do Brad’s job. Probably Tommy’s (rest in peace) too!


It's easy to hear
much tougher to do.

"When in the lane,
play though the contact,
rather than avoiding it"

When he's dialed in,
he'll barely even notice
he's even being fouled.
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Post#1259 » by tlee324 » Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:10 am

Perk needs to have his number attached to Tatum's in the rafters one day lol
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Re: What is Jayson Tatum's ceiling? 

Post#1260 » by 31to6 » Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:21 am

****, sometimes you just realize there IS no **** ceiling.

Man is scoring the **** out of the ball. Saddle up and let’s see where he can take us. He should be jealous about his buddy Joel being in the MVP convo all year — time for JT to start getting some of that sugar too.
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