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Is Jayson Tatum getting taller?

 

Back in 2018, I wrote that Celtics star, Jayson Tatum, may still be growing, and I used a starting-5 photo to advance my stand. At that time, a doctor had made the prediction along those same lines.

Blessed with smooth guard skills and a feel for the game, his recent growth spurt has allowed him to post up. He has extremely long arms and often throws over the top of shorter defenders. He sees the entire court. He'll see it even better if one family doctor is correct. That doctor predicted Tatum won't stop growing until he reaches between 6-10 and 7-1. "I was measured recently at 6-8½," Tatum said. "I don't know where I'll stop. But I'll keep working on my game."

 


Well, now it seems that coach Brad Stevens has indicated that Jayson may have reached that 6'10" mark. So will the Celtics cornerstone get any taller? I have no idea, but a player with his versatility and skills now listed at 6'10"? Great news to be given prior to the start of the season. 

Let me state that at the time of my original article, I took some gentle heat from some followers on my analysis of Tatum's growth. I am vindicated. At 6'10", who knows what this young star can accomplish.


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