After last season, I was so blown away by his performance, effort, work ethic, team play, defense, IQ -- literally everything. His potential looked seemingly uncapped, and however unlikely it would be, I thought he had a real and legitimate chance to become the next KD or the next closest thing and at worst a slightly better Paul George.
I've backed him all season through all his inconsistencies, troubles, failures, ups/downs, bone-headed plays and decision making, ball stopping, pathetic shot selection, horrific defense to at best well below average defense, poor effort -- basically all of his countless faults that have significantly impacted the team and its season in a negative way. I was born in 1983, so my memory and knowledge of NBA basketball prior to then isn't nearly up to par with most posters here, but from what I've seen, known, and remembered, I can't think of a single player that earned so much hype, praise, lofty comparisons to past and or current greats, such lofty expectations that were almost doubtless he would reach or surpass essentially unanimously by so many experts and excitement after such an amazing rookie season (especially considering his age and college one-and-done status)and then totally and embarrassingly faceplanted so badly that it's comparable to a Saturday Night Live skit by all non-Celtics fans and detractors of his.
Even up to a little over a month ago, I still wanted no part of the Celtics trading him and whoever/whatever else for AD. But I'm done now. Without hesitation I'd rather Jaylen Brown between the two and I think 95% or more of the Celtics fanbase feel the same way. Jaylen has contiuously and notoriously worked his tail off at improving his weaknesses and put in countles hours to make himself a better asset to the Celtics organization and the continued success of it. The worst part of it all, no GM in their right mind would take the pre-deadline supposed trade agreemnet between the Celts and Pelicans over the Lakers offer, not to mention a number of teams this offseason can offer AD a much more favorable landing/staying spotand the Pelicans a better offer than anything we could put up. A month ago I made a thread saying let Kyrie walk in the offseason and build a team through the draft and free agency around the supposed "core" of young guys we have. The center of that "core" to most people with knowledge was Jayson Tatum. At this point I wouldn't be surprised if we couldn't trade this circus clown for a 1st round draft pick between the #15-#20 slots.
JAYSON TATUM......... Literally the biggest faceplant/bellyflop/loser/degeneration of an NBA player I've ever seen and by far, especially when you consider how highly he was viewed and percieved after his rookie season. In the offseason if we could find a team dumb enough to take on Gordon Hayward and his contract if we also threw in Jayson Tatum, it'd be idiotic and laughable not to JUMP through hoops to make that happen, nevermind Anthony effing Davis.
Seriously, who around the league has any faith, sees real potential, or thinks Tatum -- at this point -- can even become a serviceable starter in the league for more than 5 seasons? I know I don't. After this month, and after this hellish season and wasted time spent tuning into supposed entertainment turned sadistic punishment, get this kaka for brains outta here. I don't even think the Red Claws take him. No joke, if I couldn't dump this jerk off to another team and have become an even bigger joke elsewhere, I'd frickin cut him flat out. See ya latah bud, please faceplant on the floor AFTER the door hits you on the way out you goofy female hygiene product. Good riddance loser, go be a cancer in another clubhouse on another team and regress even more. Saturday Night Live is licking their chops right now already getting a skit ready about this total egative expletie.