A lot of people talk about the scoring ability of Jason Tatum of the Boston Celtics.
There are good reasons for this: he has amassed 26.9 points, 8 rebounds and 4.4 assists in a game this year.
He is easily one of the strongest players in the league and the star player of the Celtics.
He also averaged 27.2 points, 5.9 rebounds and 5.8 assists in the playoffs.
But Tatum is not just good at carrying the ball in the basket – he has a lot more to play.
Kevin Durant, Jimmy Butler, and Jaru Holiday when Jason Tatum defended the playoffs:
➼ 291 properties
60 60 minutes of matchup time
➼ 44 points
➼ 15/53 FG
16 forced TOVs
➼ 5 blocks
Bilateral domination pic.twitter.com/mkN2p7356L
– Hoops Empire (hoops empire_) May 24, 2022
When Kevin Durant, Jimmy Butler, and Jaru Holiday defended Tatam during the playoffs with 291 points, 60 minutes of matchup time and just 44 points.
Tatum has retained those incredible players with 15-of-53 field goals and forced 16 turnovers.
Tatum also has 5 blocks.
After all, Tatum is an offensive and defensive powerhouse and should be feared on both sides of the court.
Tatum is one of the players who has quietly become one of the best players in the league.
Over the years, he has done some powerful, impressive work for his team.
But under head coach Ime Udoka, things have reached a new level this year.
Along with Jillian Brown, Al Harford, Marcus Smart, Robert Williams III and others, the Celtics have become one of the best teams in the league through the Eastern Conference.
They are now battling the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Final.
Fighting back and forth strength is not easy which is great for fans and tiring for players.
If the Celtics win the series and reach the final, much of their success will be due to Tatum and his dedication to wreaking havoc on both offense and defense.