The Boston Celtics are over five years removed from their “Big Three” days with Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Rajon Rondo. But thanks to the genius of Danny Ainge, the team was rebounded astounding well.
Before the NBA’s hiatus, the team was third in the East with a 43-21 record and they’re being led by young star Jayson Tatum — who is apparently set to earn a massive extension by the Celtics.
“If Jayson Tatum is the superstar that they envisioned when they began this whole rebuilding process when they traded Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce for all of those draft picks hoping to land a player like this, we could see ‘Glory Days’ for the Celtics again. But it’s very much up in the air, and I’m gonna tell ya, they’re gonna have to pay him like it because after this season ends, he is going to get most likely a max contract. They’re going to bet that he becomes that player.”
Tatum is considered one of the brightest young stars in the league, and for good reason. At 22-years-old, he is averaging 23.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 2.9 assists on 44.8% shooting.
Of course, Tatum isn’t the only one lighting it up in Boston. Jaylen Brown, Kemba Walker, and Gordon Hayward have also been playing well, and have helped the Celtics boast one of the best records in the East.
Going forward, it’s hard to say where their ceiling lies. But with some more time and development, there’s no reason to believe they aren’t capable of some extraordinary things.