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Celtics Notebook: Jayson Tatum talks about playing high minutes

Since 2017-18, Boston Celtics superstar Jayson Tatum has played the most minutes in the regular season and playoffs combined in the entire NBA with 16,847 minutes on the court.

Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla has been criticized for using Tatum too much and running him 40+ minutes a night over the course of a handful of games.

The fear in doing so is the potential of deja vu from last years Finals run where Tatum and others were more or less too exhausted to win the Finals.

Here’s Tatum talking about his minutes, not being concerned about the amount:

“I’m not concerned. Me and Nick, we had a lot of conversations over the summer about how I felt after the Finals … lifting more, extra recovery days, changing my diet … I feel great.”

“I’ve always felt like I’ve done a great job taking care of my body … for all the shit I give Nick, I give him a lot of credit for us working well together.”

It’s great to hear Tatum and his trainer are on the same page and everything is running like a well oiled machine.

However, I’d be lying if I said I’m not concerned.

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