Tatum won't participate in the Vegas Summer League, Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald reports.
Tatum played in 99 games when including postseason contests as a rookie and likely needs some time to wind down and rest his body. The 20-year-old has already established himself as a key contributor and a building block for the future, so with little to prove, the Celtics won't risk his health in the Summer League. The Celtics are likely going to have to make some adjustments to their forward rotation with Gordon Hayward (leg) coming back prior to the upcoming campaign, which will be something to monitor once training camp and the preseason arrives to see how it impacts Tatum's role.
Tatum delivered 24 points (9-17 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT), seven rebounds, one assist and one steal over 42 minutes in Sunday's 87-79 ECF Game 7 loss to the Cavaliers.
Tatum was the lone bright spot for a Celtic team that shot 34 percent from the field. Despite the loss, many will remember Tatum's second half dunk over LeBron James. Tatum was Boston's only effective scorer during a second half in which Boston's other young ballers wilted under pressure. The 20 year old rookie had an impressive post season, averaging 18.5 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.2 made threes in 19 playoff matches. It will be very interesting next season to see how Tatum continues to develop alongside returning star Gordon Hayward.
Tatum (head) is in the starting lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Cavaliers, Scott Souza of The Providence Journal reports.
Tatum was evaluated for a concussion after hitting heads with Kevin Love during Game 6, but he'll be good to go for Game 7. He's averaged 16.8 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 36.3 minutes during the Eastern Conference Finals, so he figures to play a key role if the Celtics hope to advance.
Tatum (head) will continue to be evaluated for a concussion before Game 7, but coach Brad Stevens noted that there is "nothing...to be concerned about," Jay King of MassLive.com reports.
Tatum hit heads with Kevin Love during Friday's Game 6 loss, but Love got the worse end of things, as he's been ruled out for Sunday's Game 7. Tatum, on the other hand, appears to be probable for the contest. He's averaging 16.8 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.3 steals in the series while shooting 48.6 percent from the field and 35.0 percent from beyond the arc.
Tatum will continue to be monitored for concussion like symptoms to ensure he did not sustain one in Friday's Game 6 loss to the Cavaliers, Jay King of MassLive.com reports.
Tatum collided heads with the Cavaliers' Kevin Love early in the first quarter. The sequence ultimately knocked Love out of the game, but Tatum was able to continue. The rookie finished with 15 points (7-13 FG, 1-3 3PT), three rebounds, two assists, and a steal across 39 minutes. Expect an update on his status as Game 7 approaches.
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