‘It’s Gonna Happen Soon,’ Tatum says of a big night.


‘It’s Gonna Happen Soon,’ Tatum predicts a big night.

Jayson Tatum continues to score points while shooting inefficiently, with his most recent performance coming against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, November 15th, when he went 7-for-20.

Tatum finished with 23 points, eight rebounds, five assists, two blocks, and a steal in the game.

According to Basketball-Reference, he is shooting just 38.6% from the field and 31.6 percent from three this season, which is uncharacteristically low for him.

“It felt good to see some go in, and I wish there were more, but it’s gonna happen, and it’s gonna happen soon,” Tatum told the media. “But (I’ve got to) find other ways to impact the game, help my team try and get a win, and that’s what we did, and we can move on.”

Tatum has struggled to make his shots fall, and even when he does, it’s only because of his high shooting volume.

Despite Tatum’s shooting slump, he has significantly improved as a rebounder, and his passing ability is noticeably improving.

The Struggles of Tatum Are the Worst of His Career

Tatum was candid in his assessment of his current struggles in a press conference following the Celtics’ victory on Monday evening.

“You miss shots occasionally; I haven’t missed this many in my career, but I guess it’s part of it, honestly.”

You can’t be too depressed or too excited at the same time.

When I’m 7-for-30, I try to act the same way I did when I was 50 or 60.

I can’t change who I am or how I act, and I don’t want anyone to feel sorry for me because I didn’t hit the target.

I’ll keep working as long as I can.

It’ll happen; I haven’t doubted myself a single time, and neither have my teammates or opponents.

They’re still watching me, they don’t leave me alone, they don’t help me because they know what I’m capable of, but all I have to do now is keep working at it, keep watching movies, and keep shooting.

I’ll figure it out, but in the meantime, I’ve got to keep coming up with ways to help us win games.”

When you look at Tatum’s numbers for the first 14 games of each season since he’s been in the NBA, you can see that he’s not wrong when he says this season is his worst shooting start.

Tatum’s statistics over the first 14 games of each season, according to Basketball-Reference…

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