Tatum once shared that Chris Paul literally taught him a play after a game between the Boston Celtics and Oklahoma City Thunder during the 2019-20 season; CP3’s lone season in the Sooner State.
“I had never heard of a 3-for-2, and the person I learned that from was Chris Paul,” Tatum said (h/t Heavy). “The first time I heard him say it was my third year. He was in OKC, and I asked him after the game. I was like, ‘What the hell is a 3-for-2?’ He was like, ‘Basically, you shoot it at 1:05, 1:03. So then you get the ball back two more times. I literally asked him after the game.
“It’s things like that. They’re like so valuable because Chris Paul is one of the smartest players, right? Somebody that you would love to have on your team and I absolutely hate playing against. I hate playing against Chris.”
If the fit between the Warriors and Paul is as clunky as most are expecting considering the already-existing presence of Steph Curry at the PG spot, the Celtics could use a facilitator like CP3 to hunt for assists with the Tatum-Brown-Porzingis trio.