Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum is continuously evolving, and his latest transformation should hype Beantown fans even more.
According to head coach Ime Udoka, Tatum has made huge strides when it comes to his playmaking, so much so that he sees the young forward becoming a triple-double threat sooner rather than later. In fact, the Celtics tactician predicts Tatum to have “five-plus” triple-doubles a year considering that improvements he has made, per Tim Bontemps of ESPN.
Celtics coach Ime Udoka says Jayson Tatum should get “five-plus” triple-doubles a year, and that he’s on pace to do that with what Udoka is seeing from him so far this season as far as his playmaking goes.
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) October 27, 2021
Jayson Tatum has been great for the Celtics in their past few games despite his rough start to the season, which saw him barely score 20 points as they went 0-2. While his scoring has returned to an elite level, what has really been noticeable about his play is his increased assist numbers.
Through four games, Tatum is averaging a career-high 4.5 assists. He dished out eight dimes in their last game against the Charlotte Hornets, almost finishing with a triple-double along with his 41 points and seven rebounds.
Sure enough, if Tatum continues such kind of production, it's not hard to see him recording a trip-dub from time to time. Of course he couldn't care less about his stats, but the increase in his assists should be a good sign that Boston is trending in the right direction and getting production from its players.
The Celtics are now 2-2 on the season, and as they try to climb the East standings, they'll need Tatum to help his teammates get going offensively.