Outside of D
Danny Ainge had the opportunity to take Tatum with the first overall pick that year, but confidently traded down to the third pick knowing that neither the 76ers nor Lakers would take a chance on the Duke product.
Joking with Kyrie Irving, Tatum took a jab at Ainge for waiting so long to draft him.
Jayson Tatum ribbing Kyrie Irving about only playing 11 games at Duke. Kyrie fires back that he was No. 1 pick.— Chris Forsberg (@ChrisForsberg_) October 12, 2018
Tatum deadpans: “It’s Danny’s fault I didn’t go No. 1.”
Jayson Tatum shot a higher field goal percentage & a higher 3 point percentage in his rookie year than Kobe's career high averages over an entire season.— James Clarkson II (@IiClarkson) October 12, 2018
Field Goal %
Tatum 2018 - 47.5%
Kobe 2002 - 46.9%
3 Point %
Tatum 2018 - 43.4%
Kobe 2003 - 38.3% https://t.co/oecONmPz2j
Tatum must have the 76ers and Lakers having nightmares right now. The man has one heck of a future.