September 29, 2020, 10:36 amJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
Tim Bontemps of ESPN is reporting that the Celtics are expected to offer Jayson Tatum a max contract extension this offseason.
Tatums is wrapping up a fantastic season where he averaged 23.4 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.4 steals, 0.9 blocks and 2.9 triples, on his way to making the 2019-20 All-NBA Third Team. The Celtics clearly see him as their franchise player and he should remain in Boston for many more years.
September 27, 2020, 10:38 pmJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum double-doubled in the Celtics' playoff finalé on Sunday, posting 24 points on 9-of-26 shooting, adding 11 assists, seven rebounds, three triples, two steals and one block as his team fell to the Heat in Game 6.
Tatum played hard and tried his best to get his teammates involved. He was one of four Celtics who scored 20 points or more, so he made it work. Unfortunately, the Heat got solid production from their role-players as well and kept the game just outside of Celtic reach down the stretch.
September 25, 2020, 11:34 pmJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum scored 17 of his game-high 31 points on 8-of-22 FGs and 12-of-14 FTs in the third quarter on Friday, leading the Celtics to a Game 5 victory over the Heat.
Tatum was the speartip of the Celtics' piercing offense to force a Game 6. He added 10 rebounds, three triples, six dimes and one steal to the box score in this do-or-die game. The Celtics were abusing a lackluster Heat defense in the second half and Tatum's aggressiveness allowed him to punish Miami at the line.
September 23, 2020, 11:59 pmJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum went scoreless in the first half on Wednesday, but woke up in the third quarter and ended with 28 points (10-of-22 FG, 4-of-11 3PT), nine rebounds, four assists, a steal and three blocks.
Tatum had a brutal first half, missing every shot and turning the ball over frequently. Once he finally woke up and started hitting shots, he was almost able to salvage a messy game. Unfortunately his turnovers and foul trouble continued to hamper the Celtics’ comeback. Despite how sloppy his game was overall he demonstrated a lot of poise in the final minutes and hit multiple clutch threes to give his team a chance at tieing the series. He'll need to replicate that fourth quarter performance over three games if he wants to save the Celtics from elimination.
September 19, 2020, 11:26 pmJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum was beast on the glass on Saturday night, pulling down 14 rebounds to go along with his 25 points (9-of-20 FG, 5-of-5 FT), eight assists and two triples.
Jaylen Brown may have scored the most points for the team (26), but it was Tatum that made the biggest impact towards securing this much-needed victory. He was busting some impressive moves and was an active force in the paint, leading the Celtics with an impressive plus-23 in the +/- column. Tatum will need to replicate this performance in multiples if the Celtics are to emerge victorious in this series and advance to the NBA finals.
September 17, 2020, 10:13 pmJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum scored 21 points on 6-of-12 shooting with five boards, four assists and five turnovers in a game-high 42 minutes as the Celtics fell in Game 2 on Thursday night.
Tatum didn't have the impact he did in Game 1 but still managed to eclipse the 20-point threshold. He'll have to be much better in Game 3 for the Celtics to get back into this series.
September 16, 2020, 4:15 pmJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum, Jimmy Butler, Rudy Gobert, Ben Simmons and Russell Westbrook have all received the honor of being elected to the 2019-20 All-NBA Third Team.
Tatum and Butler squared off last night in what should be a fantastic Eastern Conference Finals between two of the best teams in today's NBA. Tatum edged out Butler by only six third team votes while both players received exactly 32 second team votes. Gobert was the only player in the group who received a first team vote (1). Simmons and Westbrook rounded out the group and while this is Westbrook's ninth All-NBA award, it is the first time Simmons receives such praise in his third season.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
September 15, 2020, 10:00 pmJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum paced the Celtics with 30 points in a Game 1 defeat to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals, adding in 14 boards, five assists, three steals and two blocks in the all-around effort.
Tatum stuffed the stat sheet in Game 1, nearly guiding the Celtics to the win at the end of regulation. He took three-point jumpers at the end of regulation and overtime, both of which rimmed out, and Jimmy Butler's Heat squad came away with the hard-fought victory. Tatum shot the ball 24 times (10-for-24 FG) and made four threes (4-for-12 3PT) in 43 minutes of action. The Celtics will look to even up the series on Thursday.
September 12, 2020, 12:11 amJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum scored a game-high 29 points (9-of-23 FG, 7-of-10 FT) and added 12 rebounds as the Celtics edged out the Raptors on Friday to move on to the Eastern Conference Finals.
Tatum also hit a team-high four triples, to go a long with his seven assists, one steal and one block for an overall well-rounded performance. He, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart spearheaded the Celtics' effort on both ends, allowing them to emerge victorious in what could only be described as a hard-fought and tightly contested series. Don't look now, but while it's still a work in progress, Tatum is slowly getting ready to carry his team as the new face of the Celtics franchise moving forward.
September 9, 2020, 10:21 pmJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum dropped 29 points, 14 rebounds, nine assists, two steals and two blocks in Wednesday's 125-122 loss to the Raptors.
Tatum's shooting was the only black mark on a great stat line as he hit 9-of-21 shots from the field and 7-of-11 from the free throw line. The free throw shooting is unexpected, but although he has certainly evolved into a star this year Tatum still has inefficient nights fairly frequently.
September 7, 2020, 9:48 pmJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum ended with 18 points and 10 rebounds but shot just 5-for-15 from the floor in Game 5 on Monday.
Tatum dished out four assists, adding a steal and a block. The Celtics won easily despite his uncharacteristic lack of accuracy, pushing the Raptors to the brink of elimination. Tatum averaged 23.4 points on 45 percent shooting from the field during the regular season. Fantasy owners are justified in expecting more from him in Game 6.
September 5, 2020, 9:46 pmJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum double-doubled in Saturday's Game 4 loss to the Raptors, putting up 24 points (10-of-18 FG, 3-of-5 FT) to go along with his 10 rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in a team-high 43 minutes.
Tatum looked relatively good on paper tonight, save for the lack of defensive stats. He also was off the mark on some defensive plays down the stretch, effectively making his night more of a mixed-bag contribution, though still leaning mostly on the positive side. 2019-20 has been his coming out party, but if the Celtics want to play for an NBA title, their newly minted superstar will need to take his game to even newer heights in the coming games.
September 3, 2020, 10:36 pmJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum was limited to 15 points in 39 minutes on Thursday, shooting just 5-of-18 from the floor, grabbing nine rebounds and dishing out six assists as the Celtics lost Game 3 on a buzzer-beater.
Tatum cooled off after two strong outings and it was enough for the Raptors to eke out a win. Expect him to bounce back to form in the next contest. If he replicates his Game 2 performance, the Raptors could be in trouble.
September 1, 2020, 8:32 pmJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum paced the Celtics with 34 points as they jumped out to a 2-0 series lead over the Raptors in the Eastern Conference semifinals with a 102-99 win on Tuesday.
Tatum led all scorers and was on the floor for 42 minutes, the most of anyone on the Celtics. They received contributions across the board on Tuesday, namely from Marcus Smart. Tatum had eight boards, six assists and a steal to go along with his 34 points (8-of-17 FG, 4-of-7 3PT). Tatum was a fantasy force in 2019-20 and he (and the Celtics) only seem to be getting better.
August 30, 2020, 3:51 pmMarcus SmartPG, Boston Celtics
Marcus Smart finished Sunday's Game 1 win with 21 points, six rebounds, four assists, a steal and five 3-pointers, going 6-of-10 from the field and 5-of-9 from deep in 31 minutes.
Smart was one of many Celtics to click at a good rate from deep today, as Boston went 17-of-39 from distance and hit 9-of-12 on corner threes. That was pretty much the difference in this one as the Raptors hit just 25% of their threes, with Boston gaining a 21-point edge from deep. Jayson Tatum also scored 21 points, adding nine rebounds and a steal with two threes while Jaylen Brown battled foul trouble but still posted 17 points, five rebounds, four assists and three triples on 6-of-18 from the field.