NBA Sports Media is Boston is horrible in the coverage of NBA, especially when you consider the expectations of this Celtics Team with regards to the NBA Title hunt based on the additions of Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward. To make matters worse is the sick level of interpretation regarding Celtics players and in particular Jayson Tatum and other rookieish players.
This 2017 – 2018 Celtics NBA Season has been a train wreck of injuries. Currently, a good chance exists that Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward, and Marcus Smart may be done for the season. If the Celtics are lucky they may get Irving and Smart back by the playoffs.
With all of this bad news is the insane expectations from the Boston Sports Media machine, that Jayson Tatum is going to become an All-Star overnight and singlehandedly save the Celtics Season. This level of expectation is insane and unfair to a young player who has not honed his skills on the court.
Jayson Tatum played one lonely season with the Duke University and is just 20 years old. If this was a fair and just world, this kid would still be in College for the next 3 years, where he could learn how to play his position before even getting to the NBA.
I also have doubts that Jayson Tatum is the best forward to come out of the 2017 draft. This does not mean that this player is a bust, it is just this young kid is years away from being the player he could be.
It is awesome that Jayson Tatum had a great night against Oklahoma Thunder and Paul George. It is extremely positive that this young kid stepped up but it is unlikely that Jayson Tatum will be able to maintain this level of play going forward.
If you go back just a couple of games, Jason Tatum was the invisible man against the Orlando Magic with 30 minutes played, 8 points and 8 rebounds. Jason Tatum has had many games just like this, this season. Do not put all kinds of pressure on a kid, who has barely learned to play the game called basketball.