Don’t rely on Jayson Tatum to start butting heads with his shot. Even if he watered a lot from afar in his first two games, at 2/8 then at 0/7 in the last game lost against Toronto, it is only the preseason, and the resumption meetings serve precisely to that, setting the sights.
” That’s what I do. I’m starting off slow, you know? But I’m not worried.” did he blurt out after the meeting. “It’s pre-season, I don’t attach too much importance to it. We have had many such discussions. I know what I can do. I know I can shoot, so I’m not worried. I always have an impact on the game. One day, I could put ten baskets at 3-pointers and then we will forget all that.
Teammates who set the sights
The time is not yet for controversy and questioning, and the Celtics’ boat has rocked enough like that in recent weeks between rumors around an exchange of Kevin Durant, the injury of Danilo Gallinari and the suspension of ‘Ime Udoka so that Jayson Tatum adds unnecessary problems.
“I’m just happy with the way we play. The way we move the ball is good, everyone touches the ball and has an impact on the game. These last two games have been fun.”he remembered from the first outings of his Celtics, during which he sometimes found himself pivoting in a five “small ball”.
If Jayson Tatum doesn’t worry more than that, it’s also because alongside him, his outside shooting specialist teammates didn’t miss their introduction, and the one who pulled out of the game in this area is called Sam Hauser, who remains on a 9/13 from afar and has drawn a little teasing from his franchise player.
“I tell him all the time that if I was as unmarked as he was, if people left me as unmarked and all I had to do was grab the ball and shoot, I would put a lot too. ! So I tell him he should send me a thank you card for the times we shared the pitch”, did he joke.
Sam Hauser to titillate him
It must be said that Sam Hauser has already accumulated 36 points in two games and that his qualities as a shooter could make him a more important rotation element than expected in position 3.
“Sam is obviously a great shooter and his game has evolved quite a bit. I am happy for him. I’m glad he has those opportunities, and he’s obviously making the most of them. We are going to need him. He’s going to play a role for the team this year.”added Jayson Tatum.
Sam Hauser was in any case full of confidence, and even allowed himself to chamber JT in turn: “He claimed to be a better shooter than me, but I don’t think he thinks that’s true. We will see “.
The warfare has only just begun!