The Boston Celtics have one of the top 25 players in the NBA in the estimation of a panel of Ringer analysts who recently published an article on the topic, but it might irk Celtics fans a bit to see where the St. Louis native is ranked among those 25 stars.
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– The Celtics Wire May 5, 2021
“Tatum is the kind of star who keeps every option open, allowing teammates to be their best selves and Celtics coach Brad Stevens to troubleshoot as needed,” explains Mahoney.
“If it’s easiest for Tatum to go to work from the midpost or top of the arc, he can-but his game is no less effective if he’s moved around the floor, across positions, or between defensive matchups. Any two-way player of Tatum’s size is an incredible strategic luxury, but his technical prowess has made him indispensable.”
“The only reason Boston’s season feels underwhelming is because Tatum is good enough to raise expectations,” he adds in a pith assessment of the situation the team finds themselves in.