It was announced on Wednesday that Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum is one of the finalist for the Rookie of the Year Award.
Jayson Tatum crushed his first season in the NBA, and he is now one of the main reasons that the Boston Celtics have a chance to make it to the NBA finals. Tatum is getting the credit he deserves by being named one of the finalists for the league’s Rookie of the Year Award.
Tatum averaged 19.9 points and 5 rebounds a game in the regular season. Tatum was a great 3 point shooter this season. He was one of the best in the league landing in the top 10 with a 3P% of 43.4. Among rookies, Tatum is one of the best scorer and rebounders in the league.
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Tatum means a lot to the Celtics
Even in the postseason, Tatum has continued to dominate, but sadly the Rookie of the Year is solely based on the regular season. I think that Tatum should win the award because he was forced to play starter minutes, and excelled. No one expected Tatum to be cracking the starting lineup, but when Hayward got hurt all plans were thrown out the window. The Celtics may not even be in the Eastern Conference Finals if it wasn’t for Tatum.
Sadly for our sweet rookie, I don’t think everyone else around the league will take into account the scenario Tatum was dealt.
Donovan Mitchell had a great season out in Utah and is favored to win the award. Mitchell is deserving off the honors, unlike the other candidate Tatum is going up against (cause he’s not really a rookie, looking at you Ben Simmons).
Jayson Tatum played a big role in the Boston Celtics success this season, and for that he is well deserving of being the league’s Rookie of the Year.