Amid all the hoopla surrounding his bucket-getting abilities, Jayson Tatum has also showed tremendous growth as a passer in his breakout third season. He’s surpassed his career-high in dimes in both the regular and postseason, breaking down defenses showing him more attention.
Tatum had set a career playoff-high in dimes just several games ago when he dished out six assists in Boston’s Game 2 win over Toronto. He topped it in Game 6 with nine, falling just short of his first-ever triple double with 29 point and 14 rebounds.
So much of a superstar’s responsibilities lies in their capacity to dissect the stream of multiple defenders to find the open man.