Pour Draymond Green, Jayson Tatum in «une jeune version» by Kevin Durant

After five matches in these Finals, Jayson Tatum still looking for the right balance it seems. The most important statistic is that the best player of the Celtics who puisqu’il is the best marqueur, rebondeur and passeur de son équipe, with 23.2 points, 7.6 rebounds and 7 passes de average.

Only, his poor offensive choices coupled with his desire to find fault too much, his misfortune (37 % success in the shoot) and without a doubt a bit of fatigue accumulated in these playoffs as well as the inability to put his hand on the matches.

“It’s tough for him, because it’s his final debut. I find it goes well »

One cannot entirely say that he is on the side of his series, but he is no longer on the expected level. However, Boston will need a big Tatum to overthrow Golden State in Game 6, and then in an eventual Game 7.

“It’s hard for him, because it’s his final debut”defended Draymond Green, at a press conference, on the eve of Game 5. “I find it goes well. He doesn’t like it either because he doesn’t want it and like everyone else wants it, but globally, he plays well. He struggles very well, he takes what the defense gives him. This is what makes great players. »

Among the big players that Green thinks is Kevin Durant. The comparison between the two men is often raised and it is remembered that last season, after their playoff duel, the Nets ’wing had been very eloquent towards his cadet.

“I’ve been in the league for 13-14 years, so I started to hierarchize the matches and players I’ve faced. I’ve known series against Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Tim Duncan, the Grizzlies. Jayson Tatum is part of those names. He is already part of the elite, at 23 years old. »

Udoka had his name, a few weeks later, during the Tokyo Olympics, estimating that the presence of the NBA doubles champion had been an inspiration for the Boston Air Force. « That Jayson can look at a part of Kevin’s work is a huge benefit for him, ”he said. the coach had commented.

“The only player in the league where we can meet, even from a distance, to compare, is Kevin Durant.”

It is therefore all natural that the Warriors interior, who knows Kevin Durant well for having played three seasons and the JO (2016 at 2020) with him, repeats this analogy with his podcast.

“The only player in the league where we can meet, even from a distance, to compare, is Kevin Durant.”explains the 2017 defender of the year, speaking of his opponent in the Finals. “And we all know what I think of Durant, from his offensive game. He is one of the greatest scorers in history. Jayson Tatum is like a young version of that. Of course, he doesn’t have the experience of Durant, who is in his 15th season. »

Comparing almost everything and loin, and the rappelant to Durant and the match in the premières Finals in 2012, with the Thunder, and all this in the cinquième saison in the NBA, comme Tatum cette année. Where, in l’époque, l’ailier d’Oklahoma City had the confirmation of the superstar, triple meilleur marqueur de la liga, as well as qu’un cadre de Team USA. While the question for Tatum still seems to be posed, what seems to be the main interest.

“Tatum is in its fifth season and it will continue to progress”, annonce Green. “Nevertheless, the player he is now is absolutely incredible. »

Jayson Tatum Pouring Rebounds
Season Tools MJ Min Tirs 3pts LF Off Def Tot Pd Fte Int Mr. Ct Pts
2017-18 BOS 80 31 47.5 43.4 82.6 0.6 4.4 5.0 1.6 2.1 1.0 1.4 0.7 13.9
2018-19 BOS 79 31 45.0 37.3 85.5 0.9 5.2 6.0 2.1 2.1 1.1 1.5 0.7 15.7
2019-20 BOS 66 34 45.0 40.3 81.2 1.0 6.0 7.0 3.0 2.1 1.4 2.4 0.9 23.4
2020-21 BOS 64 36 45.9 38.6 86.8 0.8 6.6 7.4 4.3 1.9 1.2 2.7 0.5 26.4
2021-22 BOS 76 36 45.3 35.3 85.3 1.1 6.9 8.0 4.4 2.3 1.0 2.9 0.6 26.9
Total 365 33 45.6 38.3 84.4 0.9 5.8 6.6 3.0 2.1 1.1 2.1 0.7 20.9

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