While no one could say that the Boston Celtics had a bad last season, everyone involved with the team likely agrees that they didn’t get far enough.
Getting so close to winning the Finals has got to be very hard and leave a bad taste in their mouth.
But the good news for fans of the team is that everyone on it is going to try even harder next year.
They don’t want to just get to the Finals in 2022-23, they want to win them.
summer sets 💪🏽
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) August 19, 2022
Jayson Tatum sure has his mind set on getting bigger and better in the upcoming season.
He was recently seen in the gym and, well, he’s obviously not messing around.
Tatum was the leader of his team in the last season and he got some criticism as the Finals came to an end.
Instead of getting angry and dwelling on that, he is clearly using it as fuel to push himself in the months ahead.
That’s good news for the Celtics and bad news for their opponents.
Tatum averaged 26.9 points, 8 rebounds, and 4.4 assists during the 2022-23 season.
But during the Finals, his numbers changed: 21.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 7 assists.
In some ways, he was better and in others, he was not.
Watching him play, you saw that Tatum was a little frazzled and obviously felt the pressure from the suffocating Warriors defense.
This was Tatum’s first Finals appearance and he is seemingly intent on only getting better for his team’s next shot at a title.
The gym is just a part of Tatum’s renewed interest in becoming a better player.
He will also focus on leading more, communicating better, and reading the floor too.