1. Jayson Tatum, the complete player
This season, Jayson Tatum has shown what he can do as a scorer.
That’s all great, but the mark of an All-Star is their ability to influence games when the shot is not falling down. Tatum has had some shooting nights he would like to forget about, particularly one bad shooting night that made it into the team’s long history books, but he has found ways to contribute in other ways.
Whether it has been his defense, rebounding or in setting other teammates up, Jayson Tatum is keeping his head up and rejoicing in the team victory verses his own stats.
It does help that he has other players on the team like Kemba Walker, Gordon Hayward and Jaylen Brown who can pick up the slack going when his shot is not falling.
But in becoming that complete player the team needs him to be, understanding and recognizing the other parts of his game that can benefit this version of the Boston Celtics is the top reason why Jayson Tatum is ascending into an NBA All-Star.