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Jayson Tatum studied Paul George and Kawhi Leonard in off-season

by Dan Titus | Celtics Correspondent | Wed, May 27th 3:01am EDT

Jayson Tatum expected to see a larger role in the Celtics offense this season and in order to prepare for this responsibility, Tatum said, "I watched a lot of clips of Kawhi (Leonard), Paul George, in pick-and-roll situations. Just developing that patience and that takes time." (The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact:

With the departure of Kyrie Irving in the off-season, Tatum knew he would be handling the ball more in pick-and-roll situations. Used mostly as a catch-and-shoot player in the Celtics system last season, Tatum is now blossoming as a decision-maker - going through his progressions like an elite NFL quaterback. Tatum's growth this season has really shown in his ability to attack defenses off-the-dribble, create, and continually find his spots without settling for a bad shot. Tatum was on a tear after the All-Star break, putting up 29.9 points while shooting 47% from the field and 47% from deep. However, Tatum's been a beast across the board, contributing an additional 7.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.6 steals, and 1.0 blocks in 37 minutes per night over that span. With the NBA on the heels of a return, Tatum will be an expensive yet worthy DFS play for owners.

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