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Celtics’ Kemba Walker claims Jayson Tatum ‘is going to be a star’

Kemba Walker, Jayson Tatum, Celtics

Boston Celtics point guard Kemba Walker has no doubt small forward Jayson Tatum “is going to be a star” in the NBA.

With All-Stars Kyrie Irving and Al Horford gone, the Celtics are going to be expecting a lot more from Tatum this season. The talented swingman is ready for a bigger role in Boston, and Walker is excited to play with him.

“He’s going to be a star,” Walker said, via Tom Bontemps of ESPN. “He really is. Just because of the way he works. Especially now, being around him in training camp and seeing the way he’s playing.

“He’ll be all right, man. He’ll be all right.”

Last season, Jayson Tatum averaged 15.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists while shooting 45.0 percent from the field, 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 85.5 percent from the free-throw line.

Kemba Walker and Tatum were in Paris together before the free agency period started. The two scorers spoke about playing together on the Celtics. The three-time All-Star admits he gets good vibes when he’s around Tatum.

Expect Tatum to average close to 20.0 points per game this season. He’s too lethal of a scorer to not take the next step in his development, especially after partaking in Team USA activities this offseason.