Quick 3rd-year comparison - Jayson Tatum vs. Paul Pierce

Jayson Tatum is carving out his own niche in the NBA, but a quick statistical comparison with former Celtic All-Star, Paul Pierce, in The Truth's third season in the League may clarify the future. The numbers for both players in their third seasons can be found below.

Pierce: 38.0 MPG, 25.3 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 3.1 APG, 1.7 SPG, 0.8 BPG, 45% FG, 38% 3P, 74% FT

Tatum: 34.3 MPG, 23.3 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 2.9 APG, 1.3 SPG, 0.9 BPG, 45% FG, 40% 3P, 82% FT

The numbers are extremely close. Pierce was an NBA Champion (2008), Finals MVP (2008) and 10-time All-Star. While Jayson earned All-Star status in his third season, Paul took four years to make the grade. We have no idea what ceiling Jayson may achieve, but he is well on his way. The above numbers may give us a hint.

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