Is superstar Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum the clear favorite to win the 2023 NBA Kia Most Valuable Player award? No player in the league has enjoyed greater individual or team success so far in their respective 2022-23 campaigns thus far, and no player has been a better scorer or defender this season.
But is that alone enough to call the St. Louis native the runaway favorite in the early going of this campaign? Or does Tatum have more to prove against Luka Doncic, Stephen Curry, Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid.
The hosts of the CLNS Media “Garden Report” podcast recently debated where Tatum stands in the 2023 MVP race.
Take a look at the clip embedded above to hear where they came down on Taco Jay’s first run at the award.
Listen to the “Celtics Lab” podcast on:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3zBKQY6
Celtics alums Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce on Sacramento Kings, Brooklyn Nets, and Utah Jazz' odd starts
Should the Boston Celtics trade for San Antonio Spurs big man Jakob Poeltl?
The Boston Celtics have shown out in the first quarter of 2022-23
Revisiting the history of the Boston Celtics-Miami Heat rivalry
The secret to Boston's success? Per Marcus Smart, 'having a coach that can believe in you'
Celtics Lab 156: Sorting out homestands, road trips and early cases for accolades with Bobby Krivitsky