Boston Celtics player No. 2) Jayson Tatum
Seemingly since Ime Udoka was signed on to serve as the next head coach for the Boston Celtics, he has constantly been discussing his hope for the likes of Jayson Tatum to become more of a facilitator within the offense.
Should he be able to develop into somewhat of a reliable point-forward for this team during the upcoming season there would absolutely be no argument to be had that he’s not one of the most versatile players found on this roster.
For us here at HH, we already are under the impression that he is one of, if not the most well-rounded player on the team, and his progressions shown throughout the years are clear indicators as to why.
Last year alone, Tatum found himself ranked inside the top-4 on his team in regard to several different statistical categories. Of those who logged over 900 minutes played on the year, the All-Star ranked first in points (26.4), second in rebounds (7.4), third in assists (4.3), and tied for second in defensive rating (112).
In fact, in 2020-21 Tatum was one of only six players to have posted per-game averages of 25+ points, 7+ rebounds, and 4+ assists on the year.
His offensive game allows him to have an impact in a myriad of ways while his IQ, strength, and length (6-8 with a 6-11 wingspan) allows him to cover multiple positions on the defensive side of the ball as well, all of which thrusts him soundly into the conversation for the most versatile player on the C’s roster.