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Jae'Sean Tate
Jae'Sean Tate
Position: F
Born: 10/28/95
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:230 lbs. / 104.3 kg.
Salary: $1,445,697
“I could care less if I were to win or to lose — I wasn’t supposed to even be in the conversation in the first place,” he says of Rookie of the Year. “I can control what I can control. There’s people that at the beginning of the year, they weren’t worried about me being 25, and now that it’s at the end of the year, it’s a problem. There’s always going to be instances where people just have their opinion, and they’re entitled to it. And all I can do is control what I can control and go out there and try to perform how I do.”
To be in that sort of company as a rookie is impressive. Factor in the durability (70 games played) and the offensive production (a modest-but-not-empty 11.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists), and his season looks even better. Defensive impact isn’t discussed nearly enough as its offensive counterpart, an area Tate’s fellow rookies have done well in. It won’t make him Rookie of the Year. But Tate’s not one to obsess over awards, especially considering the journey he took to even get here. “I could care less if I were to win or to lose — I wasn’t supposed to even be in the conversation in the first place,” he says of Rookie of the Year. “I can control what I can control. There’s people that at the beginning of the year, they weren’t worried about me being 25, and now that it’s at the end of the year, it’s a problem. There’s always going to be instances where people just have their opinion, and they’re entitled to it. And all I can do is control what I can control and go out there and try to perform how I do.”
“The biggest lesson I learned this year is it’s nonstop,” Tate says. “There’s really no days off. You got a heavy hitter every night, so the preparation, the mental preparation, is like no other. Literally, have to be mentally tough to be in his league. I didn’t realize how important that was when Kevin Love came out with it. Just to be here, Year One during a pandemic, I know there’s been times where I’ve had to have help with mental, you know, just being mentally ready and mentally prepared. Like, that’s a big part of it. And that goes a long way.”