Title: Atlantic Roundtable: Debating Siakam, Simmons and Tatum as next East stars Pt. 2
Date: May 22, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I connected with 76ers and Celtics beat writers to discuss how Pascal Siakam, Ben Simmons and Jayston Tatum will shape the future of the Eastern Conference.
At some point, we will have NBA basketball back. Pascal Siakam, Ben Simmons and Jayson Tatum figure to have a lot to say about how the Eastern Conference shakes out when we do.
How those three star wings stack up against one another, as individuals and foundational building blocks, will shape the immediate and longer-term future of the conference. Yesterday, Blake Murphy (Raptors), Mike O’Connor (76ers) and Jared Weiss (Celtics) got together to discuss how those three progressed this season from a skill and role perspective.
Today, they continue the chat by looking at how their teams are building around them, who might hold the edge if we get a 2020 postseason and who has the brightest three-to-five-year future.