Parliament10 wrote:Not sure what his ceiling is. He's breaking a lot of records.
As I said before, though. Paul Pierce is his floor.
Tatum just averaged 25-10-5 in the playoffs
Folks should go back and look at Pierce's post season numbers and realize that Tatum is already above that floor
I know some people were disappointed in how he played in the Heat series, and he definitely struggled at times. But that’s just part of the learning curve, pretty much every single superstar has had to deal with it.
After what Tatum just did at his age, and the rare territory it puts him in, it’s probably time to start throwing some uncomfortably lofty comparisons and expectations out there. I know people are hesitant, and I completely understand not wanting to get ahead of ourselves.....but this guy is likely on his way to a monster, consistently in the MVP discussion prime.
bisme37 posted the tweet, but being the youngest person in nba history to average 25/10/5 in the playoffs isn’t some minimal feat, that’s a big effing deal. I know he struggled shooting at times, but he still had a 56% TS. I also know he turned it over in big situations, but his assists rate jumped from 14% in the regular season, to 21% in the playoffs, while his turnover rate only jumped from 10% to 11%.
Most importantly, at only 22, he’s proven that he’s the type of player who elevates his team from good to great. We are in for a special however many years.