Mark Murphy joins Celtics Beat to share why Boston fans shouldn’t give up on Jayson Tatum just because he is not known as a vocal leader. As stated in his article with Boston Herald, Murphy writes that “Kevin Durant had similarities to Tatum as a young player. Both are explosive AND fluid, with unblockable high release points on their jump shots. Durant didn’t escape the microscope when he was young, either. People wanted him to want the ball more. He needed time to grow out of this early passivity, but was criticized at a young age for not closing out games or hitting game-winners.”
The crew also discusses a Carmelo Anthony comparison that Tatum drew in another article and what it means for both Tatum and the Celtics. The following clip addresses the questions: Can Tatum lead the Celtics to a championship one day? How does he compare to other young stars in Luka Doncic and Ja Morant?
Also, as Celtics Beat discusses which Celtics key players can develop to take this team to the next level, Robert William’s name comes up, and the question if the Celtics can rely on the Timelord? Also, if Williams can turn into a Clint Capela type-big man, who the Celtics were rumored to be interested in trading for just last season.