After a career year with the Boston Celtics, third-year star Jayson Tatum finds himself named to the 2019-20 All-NBA Third Team.
In 2019-20 the Boston Celtics found themselves viewed as one of the best teams in the association and currently are one of only four remaining teams in hopes of attaining the highly coveted Larry O’Brien Trophy.
While there are many factors that can be pointed out as to how this team managed to reach such great heights — excellent coaching by Brad Stevens, the addition of Kemba Walker, Jaylen Brown‘s massive improvements, etc. — none seem to have been as impactful and their third-year wing Jayson Tatum‘s ascension into stardom.
Through 66 games played, the über talented wing found himself boasting career bests seemingly all across the board, averaging a stellar 23.4 points, seven rebounds, three assists, 1.4 steals, and just shy of a block per game on 45 percent shooting from the field and 40 percent shooting from deep.
Thanks to his high-level of play, Tatum found himself voted into his first All-Star game this past February. Now, he finds himself in possession of yet another label: All-NBA.
Earlier today, this year’s list of All-NBA teams were released and, sure enough, Tatum rightly found himself intertwined with the rest of the NBA’s elite.
2019-20 All-NBA teams:
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 16, 2020
The full voting breakdown was later released by the Milwaukee Bucks’ twitter page:
Full voting breakdown for All-NBA Teams: pic.twitter.com/aUxIKdSc5i
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) September 16, 2020
Alongside Tatum on the All-NBA third team is Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler who, as we all know, is going head to head with Boston’s top-dog in this year’s Eastern Conference Finals, adding yet another entertaining storyline to what likely will prove to be a very entertaining series.
Congratulations Jayson on a well deserved All-NBA nod!