Morning Sixers – Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Updated: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 09:00 AM

“What are your thoughts on Jayson Tatum? Does his high free throw percentage make him more projectable as a 3-point shooter?”

— Also Noah

Good question. I wrote about Tatum this morning for DraftExpress. You can read that here.

To more directly answer shooting specifically, I’m not sure I necessarily agree re: optimism. His release is so long, his misses frequently off left and right, and his form breaks down under duress so frequently, that I think there’s significant work to be done. The touch is there, and I think that’s shown both by his free throw shooting and his ability to make tough shots, and I think there’s some room for optimism if left wide open but I think he has a long ways to go in terms of consistency, and I’m not sure it’s really a floor spacing kind of shot (since defenders will feel capable of closing out on it). We talked a little bit about that in the report linked above.

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Derek Bodner

Derek Bodner is a credentialed reporter covering the Philadelphia 76ers independently for He is also a college basketball scout for, and an NBA contributor for The Ringer. Contact Information: / @DerekBodnerNBA

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