This comparison is made simply because our rival is currently better than us.
Once again, they are not from the same draft class. Ingram has a year on Tatum. Simmons, who was drafted in the same draft class, is never brought up...I wonder why?
Ingram didnt have a stretch better than anything Tatum did. Tatum carried his teams offense in the damn playoffs! Ingram is putting up numbers on a trash team.
Tatum has a higher ceiling and anybody that isn't a damn laker fan can see that. He does stuff offensively that Ingram couldn't dream of. He also has a true position, while Ingram is a bit of a tweener.
Chill out with this need to prove our youth is something great. This [expletive] is old and boring at this point.
I didn't grow up in the Celtics vs Lakers era. I grew up hating the Spurs more than any other team. This is why this is so dumb to me. Tatum has nothing to do with this team, he has nothing to do with Ingram. They aren't similar. They arent from the same draft class. They have no personal beef with each other. This comparison is stupid.
Even if Ingram was better, this team sucks! Trade Ingram for Tatum and we still currently would suck. Ingram needs to be way better than Tatum if this team is going to win anything.
Tatum is irrelevant. He isn't a measure of anything. He's a young celtics player that is mentioned on this forum an absurd amount.
Tatum is compared to a lot of young players. It’s not just a Laker thing. That tends to happen when the public perception morphs into what it did this summer. He was hyped to be a top option on a contender and is now a role player on a very good team.
Ingram is not going to be compared to Simmons or Brown because that’s irrational. What’s the point? He’s clearly better than one and clearly worse than the other. Do you only want him compared to people he’s worse than?
Does stuff offensively Ingram couldn’t dream of? So how is Ingram averaging more points with multiple guys taking more shots? Wouldn’t that mean he has MORE room to grow than Tatum does on that end? Tatum is playing under a coach far superior to Luke and did not have to adjust to a legend joining his team. One who happens to play his position. Ingram is a wing. I don’t know what this tweener non-sense is, it’s not 2005.
This Tatum playoffs things is also pretty funny. People keep mentioning that like he pulled a LeBron, lol. How many games did you watch of that? He was very good, but this perception that he carried that team is so false that it’s really an indicator of who was paying attention. Rozier, Brown, Horford, Stevens and their defense doesn’t exist any more, does it? Wonder what the perception of him would be if he was actually drafted into a lottery team.
I’m not trying to prove our youth is great. I’m comparing them to someone who is viewed as great. If you don’t think that’s valid after the improvements Ingram has made and the regression Tatum has, it’s just irrational. Like I said, this comparison isn’t going to die just because you don’t like it. Doesn’t matter how many times you call it stupid. Just close the thread, lol.
They play for rival teams, and are main pieces in potential trades for AD. The fact that the Pelicans clearly viewed Tatum in an entire tier above Ingram is only going to intensify the comparisons.
Edited by Massacre, March 21, 2019 - 12:18 PM.