There is good reason for that: he has averaged 26.9 points, 8 rebounds, and 4.4 assists a game this year.
He is easily one of the most powerful forces in the league and the star player of the Celtics.
He’s also been on fire in the playoffs too, averaging 27.2 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 5.8 assists.
But Tatum isn’t just good at getting the ball in the basket – there’s a lot more to his game.
Kevin Durant, Jimmy Butler, and Jrue Holiday when defended by Jayson Tatum this playoffs:
➼ 291 possessions
➼ 60 minutes of matchup time
➼ 44 points
➼ 15/53 FG
➼ 16 forced TOVs
➼ 5 blocks
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Tatum has held those incredible players to 15-of-53 field goals and forced 16 turnovers.
Tatum has also had 5 blocks too.
All in all, Tatum is both an offensive and defensive powerhouse and should be feared on both ends of the court.
Tatum is one of those players who has quietly become one of the greatest players in the league.
Throughout the last few years, he has done some powerful, impressive work for his team.
But things have reached a new level this year under the leadership of head coach Ime Udoka.
They are now battling it out against the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals.
It’s no easy fight with back-and-forth energy that is great for the fans and exhausting for the players.
If the Celtics end up winning the series and making the Finals, a lot of their success will be due to Tatum and his dedication to creating havoc on both the offense and defense.