January 24, 2018, 1:27 am
Jayson Tatum was quiet in Tuesday’s loss, scoring only four points on 1-of-6 shooting with five rebounds in 31 minutes.
It felt like Tatum’s near 50 percent shooting from the field this season was bound to regress given his volume of shots from deep, but the bottom has absolutely fallen out for Tatum during his latest three game stretch. He is shooting around 32 percent, and while 50 percent shooting from the rookie was always a long-shot, it won’t stay this bad. His contributions in other categories have stayed relatively steady through this slump, so it is safe to say that Tatum should see some progression again in his percentages. It may be tough to buy-low on the rookie of the year candidate, but it is worth a shot as he is a relatively safe bet to finish inside the top-75 this season despite his recent struggles.