The 2021-22 season of the Boston Celtics will officially start this Wednesday coinciding with the game that will face the New York Knicks.
A new course in which the objectives do not seem completely delimited given the important changes that have occurred internally during the low season. The one who is very clear about what he expects from this campaign is Jayson Tatum.
“The next step is to be more efficient and just master,” Tatum said. as collected by the medium NBC Sports. “Not so much going out and being the best player, but being able to dominate the game.”
The two-time All-Star had shared a week ago his desire to increase his status in the NBA after admitting the disappointment of not being included in any of the best quintets in the league. For now, ambition already possesses it.
“I feel like I’m one of the best players in the world,” Tatum continued. But I also know that I have a long way to go. There are many things that I have to improve on. That is the most exciting part for me. I want to improve and I know that I can improve. »
The one from San Luis claimed to have learned a lot during his stay in Tokyo with the US national team. Specifically, Kevin Durant, one of his references and whom he had to defend in various training sessions before and throughout the Olympic event. «During a month, month and a half in the summer I played with the best players in the world. I competed against KD every day in training. He is someone I looked up to growing up. And having that showdown with him during the playoffs and then sharing a team is something I’ll always remember. The best way to earn the respect of the people you admire is to compete against them. “
So if Tatum truly wants to fulfill his sporting claims, he will have to climb one more rung to settle among the crème de la crème of the NBA. And the competitive ceiling of the Boston Celtics will also depend on it.
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