Boston’s Jayson Tatum ranked third-most likely to be next face of the NBA

Star Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum has been described as the third-most likely player to become the next face of the NBA in a recent article by Bleacher Report’s Greg Swartz. That assessment has the St. Louis native coming in after (in order) the San Antonio Spurs’ Victor Wembanyama and Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic, and just before the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Anthony Edwards.

“Tatum has been knocking on the door of superstardom for years now, yet he always seems just a step away from becoming one of the league’s truly elite players,” writes Swartz. “An All-Star for the past five seasons, Tatum has the size, skill, and star power to become the face of the league.”

“Unlike others, he’s publicly spoken about wanting to take the next step in doing so as well,” adds the B/R analyst, referring to Tatum’s recent comments on wanting that status for himself.

“Tatum has elite three-level scoring ability at 6-foot-8,” he notes. “He can play either forward position, rebounds well and is averaging a career-high 4.8 assists. While he’s yet to be recognized for it, Tatum possesses All-Defensive team potential as well.”

Sounds like a pretty solid face to represent the NBA moving forward, but let’s get this man some titles to bolster his case, yeah?

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