Jayson Tatum
Jayson Tatum
22-Year-Old ForwardF
Boston Celtics
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Injury Ankle
Est. Return 8/14/2020
2019 Fantasy Outlook
After a third-place finish for Rookie of the Year, much was expected of Tatum in his sophomore season. But the return of Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward seemed to dampen Tatum's development. In particular, Hayward and Tatum were an awkward fit together during the first half of the season, resulting in many ugly mid-range jumpers for both forwards. Eventually, Hayward was moved to the bench, freeing things up, somewhat, for Tatum. The Duke product ended the year with a slight uptick in points, rebounds and assists over his rookie season, but didn't earn the big leap forward many predicted. That could change in year three, now that the Celtic depth chart has thinned due to the departures of Irving, Al Horford, Marcus Morris, Terry Rozier and Aron Baynes. Despite the addition of Kemba Walker, some in Boston are referring to this season as "Plan J", with more of an emphasis on youngsters Tatum and Jaylen Brown. Early on, it will be interesting to see if Walker or Tatum are the first options on offense. The door is open for the 21-year-old Tatum to be a true leader in Boston, especially if he can resist those ugly mid-range jumpers. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $12.35 million contract with the Celtics in July of 2017. Celtics exercised $7.83 million team option for 2019-20 in October of 2018. Celtics exercised $9.9 million team option for 2020-21 in October of 2019.
Personal Bio

Jayson Christopher Tatum was born in St. Louis to Brandy Cole and Justin Tatum. His father Justin played college basketball at Saint Louis University. Jayson averaged 29.5 points and 9.1 rebounds during his senior season at Chaminade College Preparatory School. Afterward, he was named 2016 Gatorade Male Athlete of the Year, Gatorade National Player, a Naismith Award finalist, a Naismith Trophy All-American, a MaxPreps All-American and USA Today All-USA First Team pick. He is the leader and founder of The Jayson Tatum Foundation (www.TheJaysonTatumFoundation.org), headquartered in St. Louis. Each year, the foundation sponsors approximately 100 boys and girls to attend an all-expenses paid one-day summer Basketball Camp and Leadership Program. Learn more about the forward @jaytatum0 on both instagram and twitter.

College/International Summary

Jayson Tatum played one year at Duke before declaring for the NBA Draft. During his lone season (2016-17), the 18-year-old produced 16.8 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.1 blocks per contest. He delivered those stats while sharing the court with five other players who would go on to have NBA careers. Tatum was one of five finalists for the Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award. He earned USBWA All-District III honors, was a third-team All-ACC selection and a member of the ACC All-Freshman Team. Tatum missed the first eight games of the season with a foot injury. For the season, Tatum ranked fifth in the ACC in free-throw percentage (.849), seventh in defensive rebounds (6.0), 10th in total rebounds (7.3) and 12th in scoring (16.8). Tatum's Blue Devils made it to the NCAA Tournament but lost in the second round.

Out Thursday
FBoston Celtics
Ankle
August 12, 2020
Tatum will not play Thursday against Washington due to a left ankle sprain.
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The Celtics are resting virtually all of their regulars for the final seeding game, so expect to see Tatum back on the floor when the first round of the playoffs begin next week.
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2018

Though it wasn't quite the break for stardom that some were expecting, Tatum showed significant improvement in his sophomore season, increasing his stats across the board. His scoring ticked up nearly two points to 15.7 per game, he added a full rebound per game to his rookie-season average (now 6.0), and his assists (2.1) and steals (1.1) ticked up as well. Although he was unable to match the prior season's incredible accuracy from three-point range, Tatum still shot a respectable 37.3 percent from long range and 45.0 percent on the whole. He also improved his already strong free-throw shooting, making 85.5 percent of his shots from the charity stripe. On Oct. 20, the third game of the season, Tatum exploded for 24 points and a career-high 14 rebounds during a win over the Knicks -- the first of his nine double-doubles on the year. During a road win at Portland on Nov. 11, the second-year forward drained a career-high five three-pointers en route to 27 points, adding eight rebounds. On Jan. 14, Tatum scored a career-high 34 points to go with five boards and three blocks against the Nets. Tatum finished the season first the Celtics in rebounds, and second in points and blocks. Come playoff time, he remained a valuable and versatile contributor, averaging 15.2 points with 6.7 rebounds and 1.1 steals. He scored 26 points in Game 2 of the first round against Indianapolis and double-doubled twice consecutively in Games 3 and 4 of the second round against Milwaukee.

2017

The Celtics traded down from the first pick in the NBA draft to the third to draft Tatum out of Duke, and the move appears to have paid off already. The 19-year-old ended up starting all 80 games in which he appeared for Boston, posting a well-rounded stat line with 13.9 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game. Tatum was an efficient shooter from the field (47.5 percent), but he particularly shined from beyond the arc, as his 43.4 percent clip on three-pointers ranked eighth in the NBA. Tatum announced his presence to the league with a double-double in his debut Oct. 17 against Cleveland, notching 14 points and 10 rebounds. He went on to collect four double-doubles on the season. Tatum scored in double digits in 64 of his 80 games, topping out with 27 points alongside a season-high-tying four steals Feb. 2 against Atlanta. He finished second on the team behind only Kyrie Irving in total points scored (1,112). When injuries forced Irving to miss the playoffs, the rookie stepped up to assume far more responsibility on offense. Through 19 playoff games, Tatum led the Celtics with 18.5 points per game while shooting 47.1 percent from the field. Tatum double-doubled in his first career playoff contest, tacking up 19 points and 10 boards against the Bucks. He exceeded his regular-season best with 28 points in the opening game of Boston's second-round series against the Sixers. That was one of a streak of seven consecutive playoff games in which he scored 20-plus; Tatum became the youngest player in NBA history to achieve that feat. Following the season, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team.

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Transaction History
  • June 22, 2017
    Drafted by the Boston Celtics in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 2017 NBA Draft.
  • July 1, 2017
    Signed a rookie two-year contract with the Boston Celtics. Agreement includes club options for a third and fourth season.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Had it not been for historic debuts from Ben Simmons and Donovan Mitchell, Tatum would have been the Rookie of the Year frontrunner. The No. 3 overall pick got off to a red-hot start from beyond the arc and eventually settled into his role as one of the Celtics' premier scoring threats. Tatum was at his best in the postseason, averaging 18.5 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists while shooting better than 47 percent from the field during the Celtics' run to the Eastern Conference Finals. Of course, Tatum's breakout may not have been possible had it not been for Gordon Hayward's season-ending injury five minutes into opening night, and the biggest hurdle facing the 20-year-old may be how he'll fit into the offensive hierarchy with Hayward back in the mix. In a normal situation, Tatum would be on the short list of players poised to make the leap toward legitimate stardom, but on one of the deepest teams in recent memory, Tatum may be forced to settle for a secondary role for the time being, provided Hayward, Kyrie Irving, Al Horford and Jaylen Brown all stay relatively healthy. With that in mind, expectations should be tempered for Tatum, though he should again be a hyper-efficient scorer for his age, who carries significantly more value in dynasty/multi-season leagues.
The third overall pick in the draft had a very exciting Summer League before a foot issue forced an early exit. During six games at Utah and Las Vegas, Tatum averaged 18.2 points and 8.9 rebounds, demonstrating pro-level one-on-one offensive moves that included a deadly step-back jumper and quick drives to the bucket. Supported by 20-year-old Jaylen Brown who often played point guard, the 19-year-old Tatum showed flashes of greatness which underlined GM Danny Ainge’s assertion that had Boston stuck with the number one pick, they still would have drafted Tatum. With Summer League behind him, Tatum must face the bigger issue of where he’ll play knowing that Boston just added free agent star Gordon Hayward. Hayward, Tatum and Brown are all small forwards, so Coach Brad Stevens will need to get creative to make sure all three get valuable minutes. Expect Brown to see time at shooting guard while the 6’8” Tatum plays some undersized power forward. The Celtics lack an obvious power forward starter, so Tatum should expect some small-ball minutes at the four. Newly acquired Marcus Morris could also be an impediment to major minutes for Tatum. It will be interesting to see how Stevens balances the team’s Finals aspirations while attempting to develop his two young stars, Tatum and Brown. The Celtics have arguably the deepest roster in the Association, which will make it difficult for Tatum to see big time minutes during his rookie season.
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Stuffs stat line in win
FBoston Celtics
August 11, 2020
Tatum provided 29 points (10-13 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 5-5 FT), six rebounds, two assists and a steal across 28 minutes in Tuesday's 122-107 win over the Grizzlies.
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Goes for 29 in OT win
FBoston Celtics
August 9, 2020
Tatum had 29 points (10-24 FG, 4-12 3PT, 5-6 FT), nine rebounds, and six assists in Sunday's win over Orlando.
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Scores team-high 23 points
FBoston Celtics
August 4, 2020
Tatum notched 23 points (6-11 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 9-9 FT), seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 33 minutes during Tuesday's 112-106 loss against the Heat.
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Scores 34 in big bounceback game
FBoston Celtics
August 2, 2020
Tatum generated 34 points (11-22 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 7-9 FT), eight assists, four rebounds, two steals and a block over 40 minutes in Sunday's 128-124 win over the Trail Blazers.
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Poor showing in first Orlando game
FBoston Celtics
July 31, 2020
Tatum eked out five points (2-18 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in Friday's 119-112 loss to the Bucks.
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