The Boston Celtics did well in response to their loss in the NBA Finals, where the Golden State Warriors knocked them out in six games. Brad Stevens acted quickly, signing Danilo Gallinari in freelancing and making a big deal for incorporated guard Malcolm Brogdon.
Next season they will look to improve on last year and win it all. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown will hope to continue to grow and take the Celtics every step of the way. However, the commercial rumors have completely prevailed.
Reports have indicated that the Celtics have been potentially interested in a trade for Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant. And while adding Durant to the mix could help the Celtics’ championship chances, Tatum is confident in their current team.
“It’s not a ‘sure’ thing, you know. You have to put in the work. You have to take the right steps,” Tatum said in an interview with The Athletic’s Jared Weiss. “But I’m positive that we’ve got the right group to buy in, and we can’t ignore anything and just try to get to the finals. We have to start at the training camp. We have to start from Day 1”
The Celtics’ current roster is just two games away from qualifying for the NBA Finals, and Tatum clearly believes they can make it through. Only this time, he wants them to get off to a good start from the start.
Also, Tatum talks about his position as a player and what he needs to do to move forward.
Tatum: ‘That’s where I’m at’
In the interview with Weiss, Tatum said that he already knows he is one of the best players in the league, but at the same time, he is aware that there are many areas where he can improve.
“(I learned) that I am 24 years old and one of the best players in the world and I would compete with anyone and take that challenge,” Tatum told Weiss. “In that same breath, I feel like there’s a lot of things that I could be better at, and I think that’s the fun part. It’s me being where I am, where I can have so much more, I can learn more and so much experience to go through. “
Last season, Tatum entered the NBA Team of the Year for the first time in his career. Out of 76 games this year, Tatum averaged 26.9 points, 8.0 rebounds and 4.4 assists with 45.3% of shots from the field and 35.3% of shots from behind the three-point line.
And as for what he’s doing to stay in shape, Tatum says he’s completely focused on improving his body.
Tatum: ‘Make Sure You’re Built for That Tension’
The Celtics superstar admits he’s doing his best to prepare for the NBA season marathon, and to do so, he and his coach, Nick, are taking care of their bodies. .
“Because I take pride in playing every game – that they let me – that comes from being in the gym, doing all the things I do with Nick,” Tatum said. “Take care of your body, change your diet a bit, because finals are two more months into the season. So you want to make sure you’re built for that time period. “
Not only is Tatum confident in his teammates, but it also looks like he will be in the best form of his career next year.
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