Yep. Nearly added 10ppg from his rookie to his sophomore year, improved dramatically as a shooter (besides a rough patch from the FT line), improved his defence, is still learning how best to use his freakish athleticism, and will still be 21 when the season begins.
Is Jaylen Brown underhyped?Pretty much. Yeah.
JB is a monster in his own right
This is where I'm at. I agree with the conventional wisdom that Tatum will be better eventually, but Brown's numbers in the playoffs were basically identical to Tatum's with better defense and a more consistent 3 pointer and both guys were streaky all playoffs.
I'm as high on Tatum as anyone but the article is right that we'll have to be patient.
Mock Trade Deadline Trailblazers and Knicks Rosters:
G: Lillard, McCollum, Curry, Simons, Baldwin, Stauskas, Trent. F: Aminu, Turner, Harkless, Leonard, Swanigan, Layman. C: Nurkic, Collins,
G: Hardaway, Lee, Mudiay, Nitilikina, Trier, Burke, Dotson. F: Porzingis, Thomas, Hicks, Hezonja, Knox, Kornet, Vonleh. C: Kanter, Robinson