Is Jayson Tatum a true No. 1 option?
Even though not many believed the Boston Celtics would emerge as the second-best team in the Eastern Conference this season, that’s exactly what they managed to do – for the most part. While many would tout the Raptors as second-best in the East, there really wasn’t much separating the two teams this past season.
One reason why the Celtics quickly emerged as one of the biggest threats in the Eastern Conference to the Bucks was in large part to Jayson Tatum. Tatum was getting better with each passing month and led to an amazing month of February in which he averaged 30 points and eight rebounds per game on 49 percent shooting from the field an 48 percent from 3-point range.
The big question for the Celtics, however, is whether or not this was just a hot month or if it was a sign of things to come. If Tatum could really complete the progression and transition into a true No. 1, then the Celtics’ ceiling is only going to raise next season.
At this point, however, I’m not sure that’s something the Celtics know for sure yet.