Jayson Tatum confirms former teammate Gordon Hayward’s assessment of the 2018-19 Boston Celtics

The 2018-19 NBA season for the Boston Celtics was a tumultuous one, characterized by unfulfilled expectations and an early exit from the playoffs. Despite boasting a star-studded roster that included Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward, and Al Horford, along with promising young talents Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, the team struggled to find cohesion on the court.

“That (expletive) was terrible,” said Tatum to the Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach when asked about a recent podcast appearance by Hayward in which the Butler alum said that personal agendas derailed the season. “You guys saw it,” he added. “We’ve all talked about it. It didn’t work out how we wanted it to, and we were a very talented team, but it just didn’t mesh the way we wanted it to.”

“And that’s all right,” he related. “Guys learned and everybody’s moved on from it.”

“But what Gordon said was kind of right. Guys would come back from injury, guys were trying to prove themselves, like myself. I was trying to be better than I was last year, and it was a tough year.”

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