Tatum (knee) has been cleared to play and will start in Tuesday's game against the Pelicans, Scott Souza of GateHouse Media reports.
After missing practice over the weekend with stiffness in his knee, Tatum rejoined the team for Monday's session and was given a probable designation heading into Tuesday. For that reason, it doesn't come as a surprise that Tatum will be cleared and he's expected to take on his typical starting role. The Celtics aren't reporting any sort of restrictions for their prized rookie, so he should be on a full workload barring any increase in discomfort during Tuesday's contest. Fantasy owners should go ahead and activate Tatum as usual.
Tatum (knee) went through most of Monday's practice and coach Brad Stevens said that he is probable for Tuesday's game against the Pelicans.
Tatum did not practice Saturday due to stiffness in his knee, but it doesn't look like the ailment will cost him any time. Boston will likely have an official update on Tatum after the team's shootaround Tuesday morning, but barring any setbacks, the rookie should be a full go.
Tatum was held out of Saturday's practice due to stiffness in his knee and will have tests performed later in the day, Scott Souza of The Providence Journal reports.
More information on his condition should emerge after he undergoes testing. In the meantime, he should tentatively be considered questionable for Tuesday's game against New Orleans.
Tatum scored 16 points (7-13 FG, 1-3 3PT, 1-2 FT) to go with four rebounds and two assists in 24 minutes during Thursday's 114-103 win against Philadelphia.
After an up and down previous four games as a scorer, Tatum found consistency on Thursday. The rookie forward not only scored in double-digits in back-to-back games, but improved upon his recent poor shooting numbers. In his previous four games, Tatum shot 16-of-43 for 37.2 percent from the floor. Against Philadelphia, he was a super efficient 7-of-13 for 16 points. Tatum will look to build upon his resurgent shooting performance when Boston takes on New Orleans on Tuesday.
Tatum collected 14 points (6-15 FG, 2-2 3Pt), six rebounds, six blocks and three steals across 32 minutes in Saturday's 87-85 victory over the Nets.
The six blocks were a season-high for Tatum, who has tallied at most 3 steals in any other game this season. The steals and blocks were a nice plus for Tatum Saturday night, but don't get used to these defensive stats on a regular basis from Tatum. He has averaged 14 points on offense per game this season, so while owners can continue to expect similar outputs on that end of the ball, Tatum's defense should die down a little bit as the season moves forward.
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