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Jayson Tatum is Celtics Iron Man - not the Man of Steel

 For those that didn't notice, Jayson Tatum has missed very few games over five seasons. For 2021-22, he is the only Guy in Green to play all 24 contests thus far. And by my count, he has only been absent for 19 games over his first four seasons in Boston.


He is truly the Celtics "Iron Man", but even steel breaks if bent, flexed and worked too often - and for too long. Jayson leads his team in minutes with 36.5 MPG - not an unreasonable amount of floor time for the team best player, but at some point, Ime Udoka needs to monitor his star for signs of wear.

I once wrote that Tatum may may be the "smoothest" player on the parquet that I have ever personally witnessed over the past six decades. That quality, I believe, may help the young star avoid injuries.

As Celtics fans, we hope this "Iron Man" moniker continues for Tatum. Jaylen Brown's chronic hamstring issue has raised some concerns about his health this season and beyond. We wish both stars good health, and we hope for a successful season for Boston Celtics heading towards the New Year.

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