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Jayson Tatum
Jayson Tatum
Position: F
Born: 03/03/98
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:205 lbs. / 93 kg.
Salary: $5,645,400
Also, sources say the Celts are being careful with their pursuit of wings. As much as they might be able to gain some level of help at the position, they have told people they do not want to do something that would too greatly impede the progress of Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, who, they believe, will be even better by the postseason because of the minutes they have been getting all year.
The Herald has learned the reason behind Jayson Tatum’s come-to-life 18-point outing in Wednesday’s 113-102 victory over the Clippers. The performance came on the heels of his malodorous 1-for-6, four-point post the previous evening against the Lakers, and the connecting factor is that Tatum’s less than 2-month-old son, Jayson Christopher Tatum Jr. was in attendance for both games. Clearly, big Jayson didn’t want the child thinking his dad was a bum. “Yeah, something like that,” said Tatum with a smile.
The 18 points were five more than Tatum had scored combined in the previous two games. His shot had been uncharacteristically shaky as of late, and, worse, the assertiveness that had him looking like anything but a rookie early on had waned. It hasn’t been so much that he’d hit a rookie wall, but the confluence of events was no doubt creeping into his picture. “I didn’t expect this — to be 19, be a rookie, playing this much and having a kid,” Tatum said. “It’s a lot, but, I mean, I’m enjoying it. “I haven’t been playing that well, and I took it upon myself to just try to be more aggressive and contribute more.”
Right now the Celts need Jayson Tatum to be better than good. Wednesday’s win snapped a four-game losing streak and kept them atop the Eastern Conference standings, but Golden State awaits, and the trip closes out in the altitude of Denver Monday night. “That’s what we need from him,” Kyrie Irving said after the win over the Clippers. “Yeah, we just need him to be like that, just have that aggressive mindset. “I’m here to remind him of that throughout the game, throughout the season. Just take advantage of the opportunities that he’s afforded out there offensively and defensively. He can make a huge impact, and I think he’s aware of that. “As a developing young player, the best thing he can do is just continue to learn how to be consistent. It’s a trait that you have to develop over time, and I think he’s doing a great job of kind of learning on the fly.”