“I have to elevate my level from being one of the top 10 to 15 players to a top-5 player”
Jayson Tatum has said that he intends to elevate his game with the Boston Celtics next season to become a top-five player. Last year, he had a career campaign, averaging 26.4 PPG, 7.4 RPG and 4.3 APG. He also featured in the All-Star team, and led the Celtics’ offense in the absence of Jaylen Brown.
Despite his best attempts, Boston were eliminated in the first round of the Eastern Conference by the Brooklyn Nets. Tatum performed amazingly individually, scoring 50 points in Game 3 to hand the Celtics their only win in the series. Following his team’s early exit, Tatum has big plans for the new season.
Speaking about the same in an interview with The Undefeated, Tatum said:
“I just got to be better. I have to elevate my level from being one of the top 10 to 15 players to a top-5 player. I have to try to make everyone else around me better.”
Jayson Tatum’s brilliant performance in the regular season helped him earn a call to the Team USA basketball team for the Tokyo Olympics 2020. He was exemplary there, helping the team grab the gold medal by defeating some world-class teams. Speaking about his Olympic experience, Jayson Tatum said:
“It was a unique experience where we couldn’t bring our families. We were really isolated, so we had to grow closer together. It was a hell of a feeling sacrificing your summer and time from your family to accomplish something special.”