◼️ LeBron James has praised the progression and maturity of Jayson Tatum, rookie of the Celtics.
LeBron James does not shy away from praising Jayson Tatum. The Cleveland Cavaliers forward has praised the fast growth and maturity of the Celtics rookie, who he says can become “a great player.” Asked what he likes the most about the rookie, he replied:
“He plays above his age. The unfortunate injuries they have had allowed him to progress faster than he expected. They have given him an opportunity to make bad moves, to make mistakes, to be able to learn from them and to stay on track. […] He’s already very, very, very good and, at this rate, he can definitely become a great player. “
Gordon Hayward’s injury in the first game of the season allowed Jayson Tatum to have many more minutes than what could be expected as a rookie. And Kyrie Irving’s knee operation forced him to take even more responsibility in attack.
Jayson Tatum is being the top scorer of the Boston Celtics in the playoffs with 18 points per game, plus 4 rebounds, almost 3 assists, and 1 steal. The shooting percentages are not as good as at the beginning of the year (46.3% in field shots, 30.9% in triples), but it is one of the main escape routes for his team in attack.