Tatum is only looking at winning.
The Boston Celtics are currently in first place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 21-6. Despite various bad news before the opening, such as injuries to Robert Williams and Danilo Gallinari and the suspension of manager Imei Udoka, the team is maintaining a good pace by quickly reviving the team atmosphere.
Boston’s win rate of 77.8% is currently the highest in the league. And at the center is Jayson Tatum, who is having a career high season, averaging 30.0 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 26 games this season.
Thanks to Tatum’s steady performance, he is being discussed as the most influential regular season MVP candidate at this point. Even on 스포츠토토 the 2022-2023 NBA MVP ladder, which was released on the official NBA website on the 10th (hereinafter Korean time), Tatum is firmly holding the top spot.
However, there is something else that Tatum considers more important than the MVP trophy. It is the final victory of the team. Tatum advanced to the NBA Finals last season, but was pushed to the runner-up by Golden State, so his desire to win is greater than ever.
Tatum strongly revealed his desire to win in an interview with the local media after his match against Phoenix on the 9th.
Of Boston’s highest winning percentage in the league, he said, “Right now, when we have the highest winning percentage in the league, it means we’ve done our best on the offensive and defensive end and played the game in the right direction every night. Locker Room Everyone on the team seems to have a good understanding of how they have to play for the team,” he said, referring to how good the team atmosphere is.
Tatum continued, “Everyone is satisfied with the way we play, but no one is satisfied with where we are now. This is our ultimate goal,” he added, reaffirming his determination for the rest of the season.