A year later, Jayson Tatum learns the best lesson of all from Kobe Bryant experience
By Editor - Sat Oct 12, 1:59 am
The maturation of Jayson Tatum has been obvious based solely on his preseason shot chart – an analytics Picasso with the majority of his attempts coming either beyond the 3-point arc or near the rim. That maturation was obvious on Friday night when Tatum waved for Enes Kanter to set a screen near the 3-point arc so that Tatum could run a high pick-and-roll then probed his way to an easy layup. But what Tatum said after Friday’s game confirmed for certain that a maturation has occurred as Tatum took complete ownership of his sophomore season and downplayed the suggestion that a summer workout with Kobe Bryant somehow contributed to his penchant for low-percentage mid-range shots.