Jayson Tatum balled out against the Charlotte Hornets and showed Boston Celtics fans the type of player he could become.
It seems like Tatum is always falling short of people’s expectations, but he has had quite the season and quite the career.
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I think that we would all say that the MVP of the Boston Celtics this season has been Jaylen Brown (if not it is Tacko Fall). This was the season we were supposed to see Jayson Tatum take his spot at No.1.
Well on Sunday night we saw what Jayson Tatum could become and it was spectacular to watch. It was a career night for the young player.
Tatum played 36 minutes and scored 39 points and 12 rebounds. This is the type of performance we need to see more often. I know it is hard to score 40 points every night, but Tatum needs to be the leading scorer on the team much more often.
Even though he hasn’t reached people’s high expectations he has had a good season. He is currently averaging 21 points and 6.9 rebounds.
When Tatum was drafted it seemed like he was going to be the future of the team. Dare I say the next Paul Pierce.
But Tatum has failed to make an All-Star game yet. He will always be compared to his draft class and the fact that Ben Simmons already made an All-Star team doesn’t help him.
This season I don’t think Tatum will represent the Celtics in the All-Star game. That honor will most likely belong to Jaylen Brown.
I believe that the performance Tatum had on Sunday night is indicative of his future. Hopefully, these performances become more commonplace.