Jayson Tatum took over Saturday in a Staff USA Olympic victory over the Czech Republic.
Kevin Durant thinks we’re going to see much more of that.
Tatum has had a reasonably nondescript displaying within the exhibitions main as much as the Olympics in addition to in Tokyo itself. That resulted in him shedding his beginning job, however he bounced again in an enormous method Saturday with a 27-point displaying, with 15 factors coming off 3-pointers.
All of the whereas, Durant was breaking the Staff USA scoring file. That’s a powerful feat, however one he doesn’t consider will final.
A daring prediction to make sure, however actually one that would come to go. Tatum solely is 23, so he very properly might need three — perhaps 4 — extra Olympic appearances to his identify by the point he calls it a profession.
Tatum, Durant and the remainder of Staff USA now will head to the knockout spherical.