When the Boston Celtics drafted Jayson Tatum 3rd overall in 2017, he was a young, raw, and lanky 19 year-old kid who held all the talent in the world on a basketball court.
In the five years Tatum’s been in the NBA, he’s transformed into the most complete player we have in the league. He has all of the components needed to be successful in this league and for a long time.
Jayson Tatum has transformed into one of the best players in the NBA in only five years. He says he’s “more prepared” for the playoffs.
Offensively, he’s almost unmatched. Tatum’s bag is so deep that we haven’t even seen some of the moves he’s capable of pulling off. Not to mention all of the counter moves he has to go along with the moves already in his bag.
Tatum is an elite offensive weapon. He can drive, shoot, and score from anywhere on the court regardless of who’s defending him.
The latest development to Tatum’s offensive arsenal is his ability to get assists. When Tatum’s getting assists it means he’s getting everyone involved and playing the right way.
However, back to that raw and lanky 19 year-old kid. Tatum acknowledged that he’s able to do some of the things he does is from having his body fill out as he’s gotten older since being drafted.
“I think I’ve grown in the sense of being more prepared. Obviously, I was tired after every game and things like that, but my body has matured since my third season. I’m stronger. I take care of my body better. So, I felt more prepared for each game. My body kept up, compared to my third season and things like that.”
The Boston Celtics will go to Miami to play the Heat in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals tomorrow at 8:30PM.
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