This has been one of the most bizarre NBA seasons in memory but one thing at least has been consistent: Boston Celtic Jayson Tatum just keeps rising.
The former Duke star, now in his third NBA season, is drawing more and more raves.
Paul Pierce thinks he’s good enough to carry the Celtics on his back.
Jason Williams says this:
“Four years ago, he was a freshman in college, coming in at Duke. Jabari Parker was doing his thing in the league around that time with Milwaukee. I watched [Tatum] give [Parker] the business for an hour straight. I’m not talking about college moves. I’m talking about the same moves he’s doing right now.
“He was doing as a 17-year-old. I remember walking away [thinking] this dude is special.”
He goes on to say that Tatum is “not that athletic” but compares him to Grant Hill and predicts he’ll be in the MVP conversation for years to come.
Incidentally, we could be wrong but other than Semi Ojeleye, who spent two years at Duke, Tatum is the only player we can think of who played for both Mike Krzyzewski and Boston’s Brad Stevens. It’d be interesting to see how he compares and contrasts them.