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Jayson Tatum labeled as one of the "5 most impressive players" since All-Star Break

 The Celtics Jayson Tatum sits barely outside of the Kia MVP Ladder's Top-5, currently ranked at number-6. But he occupies space in the NBA.com's "Five impressive players since the All-Star Break" (per NBA.com's Michael C. Wright):



On the verge of cracking the top five in the 
Kia Race to the MVP Ladder after blessing us with 30-plus points in three consecutive games recently, including a 36-point performance against Oklahoma City that included seven rebounds, six assists, a block and two steals. Before the All-Star break, Tatum averaged 25.7 points. He raised that to 32.1 ppg in the 14 games after as Boston has won 10 of its last 11 outings after Wednesday’s victory against Utah. The shooting percentages have gone up, too. Tatum hit 43.4% on field goals before the break and 50.7% after, while increasing his 3-point percentage to 43.8% from 32.9%.

If Boston can continue their winning ways from the past few months, Tatum should rise up in the MVP Ladder. Figuratively removing him from the Celtics roster would have a significant negative effect on the team success. That should be the major parameter used in MVP voting.

"Transcendent" best describes this youngster. Jayson showed signs of being exceptional from the start, but the last few months show promise of him finishing his NBA career as one of the best ever. 

 

 

 


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