It appears that the Celtics are now Jayson Tatum’s team, given that veteran point guard Kyrie Irving departed for the Nets in the offseason.
Tatum is a former top-five overall pick that has the skill set to take over a game, and the quiet leadership that his teammates can rally around. Boston has a number of skilled role players, and it sure looks like the Celtics are looking to build around Tatum and Gordon Hayward as its stars.
And while Tatum already has a decent post-up game, and can play physical, he could benefit from packing on a bit more muscle. He weighed 207 pounds last season, and given what we recently saw in a workout video, Tatum has definitely added some muscle. Check out this video of him playing one-on-one.
A bigger Tatum could definitely benefit the C’s, as he has plenty of length, just needs a bit more muscle.