If, in a few weeks, you believe Jayson Tatum looks a bitter taller than he has in previous seasons, your eyes won’t be deceiving you.
The Celtics forward was listed at 6-foot-8 upon entering the NBA in 2017 and has remain listed as such in the years since. But while speaking to reporters Saturday, Boston head coach Brad Stevens revealed Tatum now is listed at 6-foot-10.
That’s a big deal.
Among many other factors, Tatum’s combination of size, athleticism and shooting ability is what has many around the NBA convinced he’s a superstar in the making. Consider this: Kevin Durant is listed at 6-foot-9 1/2 by the Brooklyn Nets.
Tatum, 22, is coming off a season in which he averaged 23.4 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game while offering elite defense from the wing position.