The man has been leading his team all year long and has been part of an impressive turnaround for the legendary franchise.
Because of that, his Celtics are in the Finals for the first time since 2010.
Yet, despite that, Tatum has had some issues recently and people are harping on him to correct his problems in order to keep the season alive.
Despite his shooting struggles, Tatum is doing everything else.
He currently is only the 10th player in NBA history to average 20/7/7 in a Finals series. He is the youngest to do so. pic.twitter.com/FHSz5tPvt7
— StatMuse (@statmuse) June 14, 2022
But Tatum is really doing quite well in many different ways even though he’s been suffering from some struggles.
As StatMuse points out, he is averaging 23.2 points per game, along with 7.6 rebounds, and 7 assists.
He is shooting 37% from the field, 48% from beyond the three-point line, and 66% from the free-throw line.
Additionally, he is only the 10th player in NBA history to average 20 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists in a Final series and the youngest to do so.
So say what you want about Tatum but he is still a force to be reckoned with on the floor.
His stat line is definitely impressive (although he needs to do much better from the free-throw line) but there is room for improvement.
That has become very obvious lately because Tatum and his team are going against one of the most accomplished, difficult, and loaded teams in the history of the league.
The Golden State Warriors have a way of bringing out a player’s weaknesses.
That’s exactly what they are doing with Tatum.
For example, he is giving up far too many turnovers because the Warriors’ defense has been brilliant.
Has he been playing perfect basketball?
No, he hasn’t, but Tatum is still giving Boston fans someone to be proud of.