Jayson Tatum is only 22 years old and was having a great season, only to have it pause due to the coronavirus. He was going on a tear, posting 23.6 points per game in 59 games this season. Jayson was drafted 3rd overall in the 2017 NBA draft out of Duke, and general manager Danny Ainge definitely saw what he liked back then. Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski runs a good style of basketball that helps young players transfer to the pro’s from college. Boston hasn’t looked back since drafting the youngster, and he has only gotten better in his third season so far.
Jayson idolize the late, great Kobe Bryant by working and practicing with him. He did learn a lot from one of the best to ever play the game in the NBA. There is a lot of comparisons of Jayson to Celtic great Paul Pierce. Could he become the next Pierce? I’d say so by the way he approaches the game, and how hard he goes out their and ball out every single night. All those Brooklyn Nets pick ended up being worth it in the end, and Boston drafted a star in the making.
Back to his season; Yes folks I would put him as the C’s M.V.P. I will put him ahead of the new Celtic Kemba Walker, even though Walker has played well with 21.2 points per game. Jayson has been consistent throughout the season, putting up some ridiculous numbers. He posted two games of 40+ points, while carrying the team on his back. Don’t get me wrong, Boston has played well this season with the team chemistry on point. In the previous season the team has seen its ups and downs, falling apart due to a huge part to Kyrie Irving. Fast forward to the 2019-20 Boston Celtics and they are sitting third in the Eastern Conference and hungry heading to the playoffs (if played).
Jayson Tatum has a bright future with the Boston Celtics. The best thing Boston didn’t do was trade him for Lakers star Anthony Davis. Jayson has been blossoming into the player he was bound to become out of Duke. If Jayson sticks around for many years to come you might see the Celtics retire his number in the rafters someday.