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Jayson Tatum's distance accuracy was missing-in-action for a while, but is seems to be back. In the last three games, he has hit 21-of-46 (45.6%) from the field, but more importantly, he was 11-of-21 (52.3%) from beyond the arc.


It was only a few games, but Jayson just wasn't hitting his shots. Against the Suns, he was 1-of-7 on field goals and 0-for-1 on treys. Versus Denver, he was 5-of-14 from the field and 1-of-4 beyond the arc.


His best offensive game on the road came against Portland where he poured in 27 points on 50% from the field and 56% from the 3-point line. He also had eight rebounds and two blocks in that same game


Jayson's offensive game is still smooth but he has learned the hesitation dribble and has perfected creating space for himself. He really doesn't need a lot of room to get off a good shot. He often gets compared to Kobe Bryant, but I keep seeing a lot of Paul Pierce in him.


Just like so many basketball stars, this kid just plain lives - and loves- the game. And he has since he was much younger. I see him having a great sophomore season and becoming a mainstay for the Celtics in the very near future.

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Tom Lane 11/15/2018 01:46:00 PM Edit
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