December 6, 2017, 11:53 pm
Jayson Tatum helped the Celtics to a victory on Wednesday with 17 points, 10 rebounds and two threes in 33 minutes.
This is more in line with preseason expectations for Tatum, but to his credit he’s ridden some surprising defensive numbers to mid-round value this season. He’s at 1.0 steals and 0.8 blocks on the season and he’s proven to be a far more versatile player than anyone expected to see in year one. Lines like this should become standard in the not-too-distant future as Tatum will only get better as he adjusts to the league.