Jayson Tatum’s tweet from 2012 resurfaces saying ‘it’s not looking good’ for Celtics
Jayson Tatum’s tweet about the Boston Celtics seven years ago has resurfaced, thanks in large part to its “timeliness.”
Back June 2012 — five years before he was drafted to the NBA — Tatum tweeted about the Celtics’ fortunes (or lack thereof) for the upcoming 2012-13 NBA season. Tatum notably said that things were “not looking good for the Celtics right now.”
Not looking to good for the Celtics right now
— Jayson Tatum (@jaytatum0) June 8, 2012
Indeed, if one won’t look at the date on the Tweet, it could be easily mistaken that Tatum is talking about the team’s current situation.
The Celtics are a mess right now, and they could be toying with mediocrity come the 2019-20 NBA season. Superstar point guard Kyrie Irving is reportedly set to leave Boston after a disappointing year marred with controversies about his leadership and chemistry with the younger players.
Furthermore, veteran center Al Horford has declined his player option while also ending talks about a contract extension with the Celtics. The five-time All-Star is also now looking to sign elsewhere — in search for a longer and better deal.
To make matters worse, power forward Marcus Morris and point guard Terry Rozier are also unrestricted free agents. Should Irving, Horford, Morris and Rozier leave, the Celtics will rely primarily on Gordon Hayward, Marcus Smart and Jayson Tatum in the 2019-20 NBA season.
Unless Celtics general manager and president of basketball operations Danny Ainge scores big in the 2019 NBA Draft or free agency, Boston will most likely struggle next season.