Jayson Tatum shines
That leadership described by Kemba Walker in the previous slide is really helping steer the rise in stardom of one Jayson Tatum.
Along with his mentorship, the addition of Walker is really showing up in the Boston Celtics young dynamic duo of Tatum and Jaylen Brown.
Again, stepping back and allowing the young players on the team the opportunity to grow and rise is what has the Celtics as one of the top teams in the league. Fans and the team is definitely seeing that in Jayson Tatum this season.
On Sunday, the Duke product scored a career-high 39 points by scoring in all different kinds of ways. And that versatility offensively was complemented by his defense as well as Tatum played solidly defensively while banging on the boards pulling down 12 rebounds.
In averaging over 20 points a game this season, Tatum is certainly on the path to being named an All-Star this season, but according to Walker, the best is still yet to come.
"“Nobody ain’t seen nothing yet,” Walker said following the game, via Masslive.com. “He’s coming. He’s coming strong. He’s a future All-Star in this league, and I’m looking forward to watching him grow continuously. As a player he’s definitely going to be one of the best in this league one day.”"
That time appears to be here already for Jayson Tatum. With a leader like Kemba Walker supporting and believing in him along with an emergence in confidence, Tatum’s star is shining and for the Boston Celtics it just beginning to shine brighter.