Atlantic Note: Tatum, Irving, Brown, Knicks Draft

Atlantic Note: Tatum, Irving, Brown, Knicks Draft

When Celts signed Jayson Tatum at a five-year extension in November 2020, they were looking for him to deliver superstar performances in the postseason. He did just that in Game 6 against Milwaukee on Friday, writes Jared Weiss of The Athletic.

Tatum saved the Boston season and forced a Game 7 with his 46-point outburst.

“It simply came to our notice then. That’s right there for moments like this. ” Marcus Smart said. “I was telling him the whole game, ‘Be you, man,’ and it was. That’s what he gets paid for. That’s why we rely on him. “

We have more from the Atlantic Division:

  • Kyrie IrvingHis tumultuous season looks set to cost him a lucrative sponsorship. Nike is unlikely to extend Irving’s shoe contract beyond next season, reports Ramona Shelburne and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. What do you have net guard has had a business relationship with the company since 2014. It is still expected that Nike will offer a product associated with it in the future, such as retro shoes from previous collections.
  • Free agent resignation Bruce Brown for any less than $ 10 million should be a priority for net, according to John Hollinger of The Athletic. Hollinger also believes that Brooklyn will postpone the first round that Philadelphia owes until next year, in order to maintain its flexibility in transactions. Hollinger and Alex Schiffer explore the offseason extension and Nets free agent decisions in this review.
  • With the lottery approaching on Tuesday, Fred Katz of The Athletic analyzes five simulated sketch scenarios for Knicksdepending on where they end up in the first round.

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