Cís have enough 6í4Ē guards. Heís an average shooter as well. Team needs a wing.
I don't understand what you're saying. He's a wing. Current thinking divides players into ballhandlers, wings, swings, and bigs. We know that Brad Stevens thinks in these terms - although he subsequently left out swings.
An outstanding defender who shoots league average from three and gets to the line is a valuable commodity.
Heís not a wing. Heís a 6í4Ē SG. Cís need someone 6í6Ē+ that can backup Tatum. Donte Is not that guy.
Ah. A teachable moment.
Shooting Guards and Small Forwards have been known as wings for generations. It goes back to when your three fastest players would attack on the break: point guard in the center, and shooting guard and small forward on either wing - hence the name.
It has long been recognized that shooting guards and small forwards had more in common with each other, despite their names, than with either point guards or power forwards.
Nowadays those antiquated terms are gradually falling out of use. Instead of point guards, there are ballhandlers; instead of shooting guards and small forwards there are wings; instead of centers and power forwards we have bigs; and there is another type called the swing, who is a bigger player with the game of a wing who replaces the traditional power forward.
I canít tell why you think Tatum specifically needs a backup. Last season it was basically Jaylen Brown who backed him up, which makes perfect sense.
The typical lineup was Smart/White/Brown/Grant/big, in other words two ballhandlers, a wing, a swing, and a big.