When you make a seismic trade, you always worry about how it will affect your best player. In the case of the Boston Celtics, it seems that the Marcus Smart trade has negatively affected Jayson Tatum. Tatum has voiced his love and respect for Smart on social media and even had a cryptic comment.
The most alarming comment to me is that he alludes to the supposed fact that they will link up again one day. This begs the question: should C’s fans be concerned by this comment?
Tatum is a top-five player in the NBA, and his feelings matter because the moment he becomes disinterested in the team, he will leave or force his way out. This is the main reason I find the comment to be concerning since he made it a point to say that they will play together again. Why did he feel the need to mention that?
I find it odd that Tatum would drop that into his post because it could be viewed as a threat to the Celtics organization. The comments should make Boston Celtics fans feel uneasy because you don’t know what Tatum is referring to. Is he considering playing with Smart on another team, or does he want Smart to join the Celtics again at some point in the future?
The Boston Celtics might not have told Jayson Tatum about the Marcus Smart trade in advance
I find the comment concerning because it seems that Tatum was not told about the trade ahead of time. This is alarming because if it is true, that is a bad sign for the Boston Celtics organization and the way they treat their star players. They should be talking with Tatum and Brown about every move they are considering because they are the leaders of the franchise.
Ultimately, it will be interesting to hear what No. 0 has to say the first time Tatum speaks about the trade publicly.