The Boston Celtics third-year ahead Jayson Tatum was elected by NBA coaches to the 2020 NBA All-Star Recreation as a reserve. That is Tatum's first All-Star choice. He’ll be a part of his Celtics teammate Kemba Walker as a star participant.
Tatum made the All-Star sport on the energy of his full sport and his improved sport in his third season. Tatum averages profession highs at virtually each stage with 21.5 factors, 6.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.four steals and virtually one block per sport. The variety of Tatum photographs has decreased barely for the yr, however will increase after an early season stoop.
On the defensive aspect, Tatum has received the reward of his teammates, opponents and opposing coaches. He repeatedly confronts the opponent's greatest attacking attacker. As well as, Tatum is usually requested to defend bigger gamers as a result of he’s the de facto ahead from Boston.
The All-Star choice ends a meteoric rise for Tatum. After his second season, Tatum was one in every of 4 Celtics chosen to play for the USA staff. Tatum joined Walker, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Good on the FIBA World Cup record. Tatum's summer season has been reduce brief as he solely performed two video games with the American staff attributable to an ankle harm.
Walker and Tatum would be the first pair of Celtics to signify Boston on the All-Star Recreation since 2018 when Al Horford and Kyrie Irving have been chosen. That is the 49th time that a number of Celtics have been elected All-Stars.
The 2020 NBA All Star Recreation might be performed on Sunday, February 16 at eight:00 p.m. EST and might be broadcast on TNT. Los Angeles Lakers ahead LeBron James and Milwaukee Bucks ahead Giannis Antetokounmpo would be the two staff captains and choose their groups within the NBA All Stars Draft Thursday February 6 at 7:00 p.m. EST on TNT. Walker might be among the many first eight gamers chosen, whereas James and Antetokounmpo will first select from the group of starters. They are going to then transfer on to choice from the reserve pool, together with Tatum.