May 21, 2024


Tatum led the Celtics to a 3-0 report from Oct. 30 to Nov. 5.

Jayson Tatum (0) was simply named Jap Convention Participant of the Week from Oct. 30 to Nov. 5. Andres Kudacki/AP Picture

It’s Jayson Tatum’s world. The remainder of the NBA is merely residing in it.

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On Monday, the NBA introduced that Tatum has been named the Jap Convention Participant of the Week. This recognition comes after Tatum led the Celtics to an undefeated report from Oct. 30 to Nov. 5.

Tatum averaged 31.7 factors within the three video games he performed that week, which led the NBA in that class. He scored a minimum of 30 factors in every of these video games, with 33 on Oct. 30 in opposition to Washington, 30 on Nov. 1 in opposition to Indiana and 32 in opposition to Brooklyn on Nov. 4. 

As well as, Tatum averaged 9.7 rebounds in these video games, which embrace a 12-rebound efficiency in opposition to Indiana and a 11-rebound sport in Brooklyn. However maybe his most spectacular statistic final week was his effectivity, as he shot 58.9% from the sector, 54.2% from behind the 3-point line, and 94.1% on his free-throw makes an attempt. 

Tatum capped off his dominant week by etching his identify in Boston’s historical past books on Saturday. Through the Celtics’ win over the Nets, Tatum scored the ten,000th level of his profession, passing Antoine Walker because the youngest Celtic to ever accomplish that. He turned the tenth participant in NBA historical past to attain this feat earlier than turning 26.

Tatum gained this award for this week forward of nominees Scottie Barnes (Toronto), Donovan Mitchell (Cleveland), Tyrese Haliburton (Indiana), Dejounte Murray (Atlanta), Cam Thomas (Brooklyn), Joel Embiid, and Kelly Oubre Jr. (Philadelphia). Golden State’s Stephen Curry gained this award for the Western Convention after averaging 30.3 factors in 4 video games — which included a 42-point explosion in opposition to New Orleans — and main his Warriors to a 3-1 report.

This honor is Tatum’s eleventh Jap Convention Participant of the Week award, which is the third-most of any Celtic in historical past behind Paul Pierce (17) and Larry Chook (15). If he retains enjoying the way in which he’s been enjoying, this definitely gained’t be the final of those honors he’ll obtain.