Like every other NBA player, former Duke star Jayson Tatum has had a weird, disjointed season. The season was put on hold due to the pandemic and of course players weren’t even allowed to work out at the team’s facilities.
The whole idea of the bubble allowed the teams to reunite and work out and, for some at least, regain a sense of rhythm.
It took a bit for Tatum to get there but he seems to have done it. Against Milwaukee he shot just 2-18. Against Portland he had 34 on 11-22 shooting and against the Heat he shot 6-11 and finished with 23.
Back in form, in other words, even though Boston lost.
Not that Brad Stevens was surprised. Saturday he said this: “He’s special, and that’s why I lose no sleep over nights like last night (against Milwaukee).”
Other people may be losing sleep though. Tatum is still just 22.