Tatum scored 18 points (5-11 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 5-5 FT), grabbed seven rebounds, dished four assists, and recorded one block and one steal in 34 minutes Wednesday as Boston fell to Miami.
Tatum has managed to affect games in multiple ways on a nightly basis throughout his rookie season. Through 19 games, Tatum leads the Celtics with a true-shooting percentage of 63.2%. On a team flush with options on offense Tatum won't be the primary focus. However, he has proven he can score efficiently at an NBA level and will continue to improve and provide fantasy value as he acclimates to coach Brad Stevens' system and the general pace-of-play of the league.
Tatum posted 15 points (6-11 FG, 0-2 3 Pt, 3-4 FT), nine rebounds, one assist, a steal and a blocked shot across 38 minutes in Monday's 110-102 win over the Mavericks.
Along with Jaylen Broen, the rookie has stepped in effectively to fill the gap left by Gordon Hayward, and though he's one of the less-heralded rookies entering the season, he's outdoing most of them in terms of usage and production. The former Duke standout ranks at least sixth among rookies in scoring average, rebounds per game, field-goal percentage, 3-point percentage, free-throw percentage, blocks per game and minutes per game. HIs output should only increase as he acclimates further to the league's faster pace.
Tatum provided 19 points (6-9 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 5-6 FT), four rebounds and three steals across 30 minutes in Tuesday's 109-102 win over the Nets.
The rookie is making it look easy. With stars Kyrie Irving and Al Horford absorbing defensive attention, Tatum has leveraged his length for smooth drives to the bucket mixed with occasional clutch threes. The 19-year-old looks like a great fit for coach Brad Steven's system, helping Boston cruise to 13 straight wins. Next up, will Tatum shine versus the world champion Warriors on Thursday? We'll see. Despite the baby face smile, Tatum has a played like a veteran during these first 15 games, averaging 14.0 points, 5.7 boards and 1.5 made threes per game while shooting 50% from the field.
Tatum (ankle) produced 16 points (6-12 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), two rebounds and one assist across 31 minutes in Friday's 90-87 win over the Hornets.
Tatum battled through his sore ankle to co-lead the Celtics in scoring on a night when they came in missing Al Horford (concussion) and lost Kyrie Irving less than two minutes into the contest due to an errant elbow on the part of teammate Aron Baynes. The rookie continues to demonstrate his NBA readiness, as he's shot at least 50 percent in five of six November games, posting double-digit point totals in all of those contests. Although his rebounds have tailed off the last two games -- the first in which he played only nine minutes due to his injury -- Tatum has generally been solid on that front as well, hauling in at least four boards in 10 of his first 13 outings. While the Celtics had apparently planned to move Tatum to the second unit once Marcus Morris made his season debut, the 2017 first-round pick appears to have solidified his hold on the starting power forward job for the time being, shifting Morris to small forward in the process.
Tatum (ankle) will start Friday's game against the Hornets, Brian Robb of BostonSportsJournal.com reports.
Tatum was considered a true game-time decision, but after going through warmups without any setbacks, the rookie has been cleared for his regular role. While he's not expected to face a minutes limit, the Celtics will certainly keep a close eye on him after he was limited to only nine minutes Wednesday against the Lakers.
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