Jayson Tatum on Boston: 'I want to play there my whole career'

John Tomase
February 17, 2019 - 8:44 am

Jayson Tatum knows the Anthony Davis rumors will feature his name, front and center, until the situation with the Pelicans big man is resolved. But he also knows this: there's nowhere he'd rather be than Boston.

Speaking to Sage Steele of ESPN at the All-Star Game, Tatum made his feelings for Boston clear.

"You start to understand that this is a business," Tatum said. "I play basketball and I've just got to control what I can control, and I love being on the Celtics. I want to play there my whole career."

That builds on Tatum's comments during All-Star weekend, when he told reporters that he understand why the trade talk exists.

"I don't take it personal," he said. "I understood coming into the NBA that it's a business and they have to make the best decision for them, whatever that may be. Especially right now in a contract, I can't control anything. ... It didn't really bother me. I wasn't really fazed by it. A lot of it was rumors, I don't know if it was true or not, but my job is just to play basketball. I didn't get fazed by anything I saw on TV."