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  • Jayson Tatum - F - Boston Celtics

    Jayson Tatum finished Wednesday's 91-116 loss in Milwaukee with 14 points (3-of-10 shooting), six rebounds and two assists.

    During last year’s playoffs Tatum electrified and lead many to believe that he was in for a star-turn heading into his next season. His second trip to the postseason, unfortunately, did not leave the same impression, as he failed to be much of a factor in the gentleman’s sweep he and the Celtics suffered through. The talking heads will have much to say about this Celtics team moving forward, but expect Tatum to be a guy that will be looking to silence them as he readies for his third campaign.

  • Jayson Tatum - F - Boston Celtics

    Jayson Tatum double-doubled with 17 points (6-for-14 FGs, 4-for-5 FTs), 10 rebounds, four assists, one three and two blocks in Monday's loss to the Bucks.

    Tatum has been more productive in the past two games after a couple quiet ones. It seemed like this team that was one game away from the finals last season without Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving would just be overloaded with talent. However, in taking a backseat, Tatum doesn't seem to fit well as a role-player. If a popular rumor does shake out as expected, he may be back as an alpha dog next season in New Orleans.

  • Jayson Tatum - F - Boston Celtics

    Jayson Tatum hit 7-of-14 from the field, scoring 20 points (0-for-5 from deep) to go with 11 rebounds, three assists, three steals and one turnover during Friday's Game 3 loss to the visiting Bucks.

    Tatum had nine total points in Games 1 and 2 so it was great to see him bust out of his funk. The Celtics will need him to be even more aggressive in Monday's Game 4, especially if Marcus Smart (torn oblique) fares poorly after his first contact in Sunday's practice. Jaylen Brown chipped in 18 points, three 3s, two steals and a block.

  • Jayson Tatum - F - Boston Celtics

    Jayson Tatum continued his slump in Tuesday's Game 2 with five points on 2-of-10 shooting while adding five rebounds, an assist and a steal.

    Tatum has now scored nine points in his last two games combined and he's going to have to get things figured out if the Celtics are going to topple a stingy Bucks defense. He hasn't hit a 3-pointer against Milwaukee and their defensive scheme is to allow jump shots and close out the paint and Tatum just isn't converting enough to stretch the floor.

  • Jayson Tatum - F - Boston Celtics

    Jayson Tatum was kept quiet in Sunday's Game 1 win, scoring just four points to go with six rebounds, a steal and three blocks.

    Tatum wasn't needed to do much on offense as Boston had four players in double digits, and he finished sixth on the team in shots. We'd expect him to get back to the usual production in Game 2 and beyond, though the Celtics might not want to mess with today's gameplan all that much until Milwaukee forces their hand.

  • Jayson Tatum - F - Boston Celtics

    Jayson Tatum scored 18 points with eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer on Sunday as the Celtics finished off the sweep against the Pacers.

    Tatum had his first game under 50% in the playoffs (4-for-10 shooting) but was still very effective in this one thanks to his 9-for-12 from the free throw line. He's going to have a lot more to deal with next round against the Bucks but he has never been one to back down from a challenge. We should be in for a great Eastern Conference Semis.

  • Jayson Tatum - F - Boston Celtics

    Jayson Tatum scored 18 points on 8-of-16 shooting while adding seven rebounds and a three-pointer on Friday night.

    Tatum has shot at least 50 percent in every playoff game for Boston so far and his steady scoring output is helping them close in on a first-round series sweep. Look for the good times to continue to roll next time Tatum takes the floor on Sunday.

  • Jayson Tatum - F - Boston Celtics

    Jayson Tatum took it up a notch in Wednesday's Game 2 win over the Pacers, scoring 26 points (11-of-22 from the field) to go along with four rebounds, two assists, three 3-pointers and one steal in 39 minutes.

    Brad Stevens let his starters play a lot in this one and Tatum took advantage of the extended run. He's shown very strong efficiency in his two games against Indy and unless they are able to figure out how to alter his shots, he's a strong bet to continue producing at a high level for the rest of the series.

  • Jayson Tatum - F - Boston Celtics

    Jayson Tatum scored 15 points with three rebounds, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers in Sunday's Game 1 win against the Pacers.

    Tatum was efficient in this game shooting 6-for-11 from the field and 3-for-3 from deep. He didn't need to do a whole lot with how easily the Celtics shut down the Pacers' offense.

  • Jayson Tatum - F - Boston Celtics

    Jayson Tatum (left shin contusion) practices Saturday and is expected to play in Game 1 on Sunday.

    Coach Brad Stevens said that Tatum looked fine in practice on Saturday and should be good to go against the Pacers. He missed the season finale after playing only six minutes the game prior. The Celtics second leading scorer will likely be matched up with Thaddeus Young for much of the first round in what should be an interesting matchup.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Jayson Tatum - F - Boston Celtics

    Jayson Tatum (left shin contusion) says he's feeling better and hopes to be ready for Game 1 of the playoffs.

    The schedule isn't set yet, but Boston will be starting on either Saturday or Sunday. Tatum left Sunday's game after six minutes of action and sat out Tuesday's finale, though Brad Stevens did say that Tatum was "trending upwards" towards a return. We'd imagine that he'll be on the court when the Pacers come to town.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Jayson Tatum - F - Boston Celtics

    Jayson Tatum (left shin contusion) missed Tuesday’s finale but still posted top-70/60 value in 8/9-cat in a successful sophomore season.

    Tatum only missed three games (shin, shoulder, back) and helped steady a Celtics group that missed chunks of time from their other important players. He shot it less efficiently than he did as a rookie (down to .450 from .475), though most of that can be explained by an expected dip in his 3-point percentage, down from .434 in year one to .374 this time around. All of his other stats increased and he survived the return of Gordon Hayward very well. Tatum may not be the second coming that he was touted as last season, but he’s got a high floor and plenty of ceiling left to get to. With a line of 15.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.1 steals, 0.7 blocks and 1.5 threes per game, expect to spend a middle-round selection on Tatum in upcoming drafts. You might have to go higher if a certain rumor comes to fruition, too.

  • Jayson Tatum - F - Boston Celtics

    Brad Stevens said that Jayson Tatum (left shin contusion) is trending upward towards a return but remains sore.

    Tatum won't play in the season finale on Tuesday, but the Celtics are hoping he'll be ready to go once the playoffs start. If Tatum misses any more time, Jaylen Brown would likely take his place in the starting lineup.

    Source: Adam Himmelsbach on Twitter

  • Jayson Tatum - F - Boston Celtics

    Jayson Tatum (left shin contusion) will not play on Tuesday against the Wizards.

    Boston's locked into their spot and Tatum left Sunday's game after just six minutes, so it would've been a stunner if he played tomorrow. Pretty much all the regular Celtics will watch tomorrow's game from the sidelines so you can take your pick of anyone in uniform since the minutes should be there. Aside from Terry Rozier and Jaylen Brown, it's a bunch of guys you probably forgot existed.