Boston Celtics: 2 superstars less deserving of All-NBA than Jayson Tatum
The Boston Celtics may have started off the year in a rather disappointing fashion, losing close game after close game and constantly finding themselves submerged under a .500 record, but since the calendar page turned to 2022 they’ve managed to flip a proverbial switch and, in turn, become one of the top teams in the entire league.
After enduring a pedestrian 20-21 record through the first 41 games played, since the start of their second-half stretch of the regular season schedule the C’s have gone 27-9, making it one of the best turnarounds in NBA history for a team that saw a losing record through the first half of action.
Now, while there are many contributing factors that have led the C’s to such a triumphant mid-season reversal (key trades, role players stepping up, health, etc.) perhaps no individual has proven to be more integral to the team’s success during this time span than franchise cornerstone, Jayson Tatum.
Since January 12th, the stud wing has been an absolute revelation, turning himself into a full-fledged superstar as he’s found himself boasting unbelievable averages of 28.8 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 4.9 assists per game on 49 percent shooting from the floor and 38.5 percent shooting from deep.
With his tremendous production, the 24-year-old went on to attain his third consecutive All-Star nod and will likely continue to be in the running for several other accolades such as an All-NBA selection and perhaps even the league’s most illustrious individual award, the 2022 MVP.
In regard to the former potential accomplishment by the forward, we believe that his case for landing on his second All-NBA selection is incredibly strong.
In fact, with his tremendous play coupled with his team’s success, we at HH would venture to say he’s all but guaranteed a spot on one of the first two teams, and could wind up beating up 2 superstars, in particular, for such a position: