Jayson Tatum: "Collective chemistry is half the job"

Jayson Tatum: “Collective chemistry is half the job”

If Jayson Tatum logically does not want to get wet on the rumors around Kevin Durant, the winger took advantage of his basketball camp, in Massachusetts, to recall how proud he was of the current group.

“We have a great group, with guys who play well together, and who almost won the title. We went all the way to Game 6 (of the Finals). When you go through battles like that with guys, you just get closer” he explained about his relationship with Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart and company.

Although the press had been asked not to ask Jayson Tatum about the KD rumors, the Boston player recalled that talent was only part of the equation in the NBA.

What the Celtics of the last season had illustrated particularly well, with their campaign in two stages.

“I have the impression that collective chemistry is half the job. You can have a great team, with a lot of talent, and the guys don’t necessarily get along. You could see it, we figured it out in January and we never looked back from then. »

Adding Kevin Durant does not mean that the Celtics will be collectively better as a result.

“We are all in touch a little, to take news, to see how everyone is doing” thus explains Jayson Tatum on the current contacts with his teammates. “Everyone is more or less traveling with their family. So we’ll probably meet again next month, that’s when the guys will really start going back to the gym. Some of us may be in Los Angeles, and we will train. »

Is the winger already eager to return to the field? “We have a job to finish”he concludes…

Kevin Durant Percentage Bounces
Season Crew GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Off Def Early pd party Int bp CT Points
2007-08 SEA 80 35 43.0 28.8 87.3 0.9 3.5 4.4 2.4 1.5 1.0 2.9 0.9 20.3
2008-09 OKAY 74 39 47.6 42.2 86.3 1.0 5.5 6.5 2.8 1.8 1.3 3.0 0.7 25.3
2009-10 OKAY 82 40 47.6 36.5 90.0 1.3 6.3 7.6 2.8 2.1 1.4 3.3 1.0 30.2
2010-11 OKAY 78 39 46.2 35.0 88.0 0.7 6.1 6.8 2.7 2.0 1.1 2.8 1.0 27.7
2011-12 OKAY 66 39 49.6 38.7 86.0 0.6 7.4 8.0 3.5 2.0 1.3 3.8 1.2 28.0
2012-13 OKAY 81 39 51.0 41.6 90.5 0.6 7.3 7.9 4.6 1.8 1.4 3.5 1.3 28.2
2013-14 OKAY 81 39 50.3 39.1 87.3 0.7 6.7 7.4 5.5 2.2 1.3 3.5 0.7 32.0
2014-15 OKAY 27 34 51.0 40.3 85.4 0.6 6.0 6.6 4.1 1.5 0.9 2.7 0.9 25.4
2015-16 OKAY 72 36 50.5 38.8 89.8 0.6 7.6 8.2 5.0 1.9 1.0 3.5 1.2 28.2
2016-17 GOS 62 33 53.7 37.5 87.5 0.6 7.7 8.3 4.8 1.9 1.1 2.2 1.6 25.1
2017-18 GOS 68 34 51.6 41.9 88.9 0.5 6.4 6.8 5.4 2.0 0.7 3.0 1.8 26.4
2018-19 GOS 78 35 52.1 35.3 88.5 0.4 6.0 6.4 5.9 2.0 0.7 2.9 1.1 26.0
2020-21 BRK 35 33 53.7 45.0 88.2 0.4 6.7 7.1 5.6 2.0 0.7 3.4 1.3 26.9
2021-22 BRK 55 37 51.8 38.3 91.0 0.5 6.9 7.4 6.4 2.1 0.9 3.5 1.0 29.9
Total 939 37 49.6 38.4 88.4 0.7 6.4 7.1 4.3 1.9 1.1 3.2 1.1 27.2

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