The first year the team was handed over to Tatum and Brown was last year. In the crazy year that last year was, the Jays went through a lot of growing pains learning how to be THE MEN. They iso'ed too much. They struggle with playmaking. They struggled dealing with double teams.
But, they were 23 and 24 years old. They still have a lot to learn and they will because they are both intelligent and have great work ethics. That further growth will propel both in perennial All-NBA players.
There is another important thing they struggled with last year...creating on court offensive chemistry with each other. They meld well defensively but had very little synergy on the offensive side of the ball. THIS is what is the cause of this thread. Their lack of offensive chemistry appears to make them redundant when they aren't.
The problem was the way they were coached last year. Brad stuck with his offensive system and built nothing extra out of the flow of the system that would incorporate the two young stars playing together and off each other. Too often, one Jay would stand in a corner while the other was playing a three man weave/pick and roll with much lesser players. IT WAS MORONIC COACHING. You don't sit two of the highest scorers in the league, who score very efficiently, in the corner being uninvolved in the offense. It's one of the dumbest things Brad did as a coach.
So let's give Ime Udoka and his system a chance and let's see how he grows both players, both as individual players and as a two man unit that plays off each other. Some of you guys that think they're redundant and one has to go might feel quite differently after seeing The Jays in a different system being used quite differently.