Jayson Tatum Returns For Celtics

Jayson Tatum, who reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus earlier this month, doesn’t appear on the latest injury report and will return to the Celtics‘ lineup on Monday night in Chicago, as Chris Mannix of SI.com tweets.

Tatum last played on January 8, when he scored 32 points vs. Washington. A day later, word broke that the 22-year-old had entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols, with a subsequent report indicating he had tested positive for COVID-19.

Tatum ultimately only missed five games for Boston, since three other contests on the schedule during his absence were postponed. The team went 2-3 without its All-NBA forward in the lineup.

In his first 10 games of 2020/21, Tatum appeared poised to enjoy a career year. His 26.9 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 3.8 APG, and .438 3PT% so far this season would all be career bests.

Although the Celtics will have Tatum back tonight, they’ll be without Kemba Walker, who will sit out the second half of a back-to-back set for injury management purposes.

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8 thoughts on “Jayson Tatum Returns For Celtics

  1. Stilt Armstrong

    Is there a corona virus ad campaign? Tatum should be getting paid for all the “positive” hype!

  2. buttholesurfer69

    When us Danny planning on using that trade exception I wonder….

    • PhillyPhan69

      My guess is in the off-season. But Ainge is smart if a good deal/opportunity comes he will pounce….if not he is also smart enough to not force a deal if a good one does not arise. I am thinking after the season, but time will tell.

    • Lars MacDonald

      Remember, Boston doesn’t need to use the whole TPE on one player. They can use part of it at the deadline (like for a 3&D wing) and then save the rest for the offseason.

  3. Stilt Armstrong

    That cause its burning off all the corona!

    Hope he brings the hell & fury tonight! Exciting player when he’s rolling!

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