The Boston Celtics are not having a great time out on the court. Having been without their superstar Jayson Tatum for two weeks, they have lost 75% of their matches. He was in contention to play in their most recent loss against the Philadelphia 76ers, but the medical department ruled him out at the eleventh hour.
After recovering from COVID, it is important that he build back his fitness. But he may be available for their next game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Though, he may have a minutes restriction. His return will mean that they can get their title hopes back on track and start climbing back to the places they lost in the standings.
Seeing the absence of Tatum, Kemba Walker made a timely return from injury against the New York Knicks. Although it doesn’t bode well for him that they have lost all the three games since his comeback, he is beginning to find his rhythm.
Plus, it should be noted that Tatum and Walker haven’t played with each other in this NBA campaign at all. So, it will be nice to see the step-back master and Taco Jay in the same starting 5.
Due to injuries and COVID protocols, coach Brad Stevens has had to rotate his starting lineup. But with Tatum’s return, we can see things falling in place for them. The below lineup looks formidable for any opposition – on both ends of the floor as well.
Guard – Kemba Walker
Guard – Marcus Smart
Center – Tristan Thompson
Forward – Jayson Tatum
Forward – Jaylen Brown
While Tatum is more heralded among the Green fans, it is in fact Jaylen Brown who is playing at a higher level. He is averaging 26.9 points at a 41.6% three-point shooting efficiency. So, the duo will be ready to wreak havoc once again.
The future MVP looks set and ready. Not only will he uplift them once again, but will look to bring glory back to one of the NBA’s most successful teams. If he can this season or not, we will find out.
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