Honestly the offense needs to run through Tatum on the bench... Brad already staggers his minutes so he plays with the bench. He’s the only consistent scorer.
People need to give this idea up this year. Tatum does not consistently show enough ability to find his own shot, create for others, and shoot off the dribble to positively run a bench unit in the NBA yet.
He’s shown far more ability than Smart and Rozier. Half the time offensive plays are running through Smart and tunnel vision Rozier.I’d prefer Tatum take a last second shot than Smart.
Ya as of now Tatum scores most of his points by hitting spot up threes and straight line drives, he probably wouldnt excel trying to generate his own offense. In any event asking any 19 year old rookie to carry a bench as bad as teh celtics is probably aksing for trouble. That being said, he or Brown fr that matter coudln't be any worse that the offesne Smart and Rozier throw out there.
Some of you guys need to understand the distinction between total offense and scoring though, as Smart is a really good passer. He is a way better passer than Tatum does and he is good at running pick and roll. He just needs someone to hit the buckets (he does well with guys who can and plays well with Kyrie for example). Like you say, Tatum hasn't shown much off the dribble. You need the dribble to break down defenses and create offense. Tatum isn't ready yet.
Smart is doing a fine job. No one is expecting him to be the top scorer with the bench, we need other people to score while he passes. The bench doesn't really have enough off the dribble scoring or three point shooting off the bench in my mind. That's why I would like Bellineli from ATL.
Smart isn't just holding the ball. He moves it. He isn't preventing Tatum from doing anything, he's just not ready.