No one in the NBA can deny the fact that Jayson Tatum has MVP potential.
The young forward has been one of the best players in the game since he entered the league, and he’s proven to be one of the most unstoppable scorers in the league when he’s at his best.
But as great as he is, he’s not free of flaws — no player is.
Still, him being the face of the Boston Celtics, some believe he should work on his craft and take his game to an even higher level to get them back to their winning ways.
With that in mind, NBA analyst Jason Timpf pointed out the three things Tatum needs to do to take over the league next season (via The Volume).
1. Diversify shot creation
2. Embrace the playmaking role
3. Recommit to the defensive end@_JasonLT tells us what Jayson Tatum has to do to take over as the best player in the NBA pic.twitter.com/qY983nq4Mw
— The Volume (@TheVolumeSports) September 21, 2023
For starters, he believes he needs to move on from the analytical approach and just take threes, dunks, and layups, stating that he has to diversify his shot selection and get touches at all three levels.
Then, he talked about him embracing a playmaking role, as he’s a very efficient and good passer when he sets his mind to it but it doesn’t happen very often.
Last but not least, he believes he needs to regain his commitment on the defensive end of the floor, and he proved that he could be a lockdown defender the year before last, and then regressed vastly last season.
It’ll be easier said than done, but he’s more than capable of pulling this off next season.NEXT: Grant Williams Trolls Jayson Tatum's Latest Video