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Jayson Tatum latest Celtics "Franchise Player" since Paul Pierce

 It just may be time to attach the "Franchise Player" label on superstar, Jayson Tatum. Exactly when does that mean?

FRANCHISE PLAYER: (per Wikipedia)

In professional sports, a franchise player is an athlete who is both the best player on their team and one that the team can build their "franchise" around for the foreseeable future.

Hard to dispute the 6-season star's checking the first box as "best Celtics player". Can ownership build the team around Tatum? It seems thay already have done so.

The most-recent franchise player for the Celtics was most-likely Paul Pierce. The Truth was a 10-time All-Star, in addition to 2008 Champion and Finals MVP. Jayson has 3-All-Star stints to his crfedit, but lacks a Title and Finals MVP Award. But his stats thuis far this season are solid:'

30.7 PPG - 8.1 RPG - 4.3 APG - 1,0 SPG - 1.0 BPG - 48% FG - 36% 3s - 87% FT

There is no official trophy for franchise players, but Boston has had a number of them. Bob Cousy, Bill Russell, John Havlicek, Larry Bird and Paul Pierce are in the conmversation, as well as (possibly) Dave Cowens, Kevin McHale and Kevin Garnett - although, admittedly, The Big Ticket came to Boston late in his career.

We have heard projections of Jayson Tatum as possibly a future MVP and driver of a few Championships, but am I the first to project him as a legit franchise guy? Any thoughts from my readers?



  1. I feel he's a franchise guy, he's starting to solidify that now.

  2. Tatum is truely special. He could still fail, but he has the skills and work ethic to succeed.


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