Cannot afford to trade: Jayson Tatum
Tatum keeps improving and is already one of the ten best players in the NBA. The four-time All-Star added strength, which has made him a more efficient scorer. He is averaging 27.6 points, 8.9 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 1.1 steals in 36.6 minutes per game. Tatum is connecting on a career-high 49.9 percent from the field, which has bumped his effective field goal percentage to 57.7.
The Celtics need the 25-year-old superstar to be the best player on the floor in the playoffs. He is in the running for MVP and can take his game to a level few can reach. Boston will need some magical performances from Tatum to win the championship, and he is certainly capable of delivering.
No team can afford to lose a top-ten player. Jayson Tatum is already there and will get better. He is just entering his prime with three All-NBA appearances under his belt. Tatum expects to go down as an all-time great and wants to bring banner number 18 to Boston.
The Boston Celtics will remain aggressive in upgrading their roster. Can they find the right piece that maximizes their title odds? Brad Stevens and the front office are searching, so stay tuned.