Jayson Tatum

Jayson Tatum
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Nick Friar
September 14, 2019 - 9:58 am
On the whole, the trip to China was a disappointment for everyone on Team USA. That’s not to say the chemistry was bad between certain guys or anything of the sort. Players made sure to squash that on social media. The fact of the matter is they lost. Team USA isn’t supposed to lose, as much as the...
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Jayson Tatum
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Nick Friar
September 09, 2019 - 5:32 pm
Jayson Tatum has now missed three FIBA World Cup games since he sprained his ankle in Team USA’s overtime win over Turkey in pool play. But, it looks like the Celtics wing is close to making his return, and could do so as early as Wednesday’s quarterfinals matchup against France. Shams Charania of...
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Kemba Walker
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Nick Friar
September 09, 2019 - 10:37 am
Kemba Walker continues to be Team USA’s most reliable player on the offensive end at the 2019 FIBA World Cup. In Monday’s second-round game against Brazil, it felt like Walker could do anything he wanted from start to finish. He got to the basket easily, scoring 16 points on 6 of 9 shooting. He...
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Jayson Tatum
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Nick Friar
September 09, 2019 - 12:33 am
For the third consecutive game, Jayson Tatum will not be active for Team USA. The Celtics wing was ruled out before Monday morning’s second-round matchup against Brazil. Tatum sprained his ankle in the U.S.’s 93-92 overtime win over Turkey on Tuesday and has been sidelined since. Also, Kemba Walker...
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Jaylen Brown
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Nick Friar
September 05, 2019 - 10:25 am
In place of Team USA’s game against Japan on Thursday, there was a one-man dunk contest in Shanghai featuring Jaylen Brown. After barely playing in the win over Turkey, the Celtics wing finished with 20 points on 9 of 15 shooting in Team USA's 98-45 win. He also had seven rebounds and two steals in...
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Jayson Tatum
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Nick Friar
September 03, 2019 - 11:11 am
After making two free-throw attempts to send the game into overtime, Jayson Tatum had a big defensive rebound and went the length of the floor to hit Khris Middleton for a layup, which resulted in a foul, two free-throw attempts and ultimately a 93-92 Team USA win. But Tatum was not able to stay on...
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Kemba Walker
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Nick Friar
September 01, 2019 - 10:28 am
For a short while, it looked like the Czech Republic was going to give Team USA some trouble. But after a bit of a slow start, the U.S. cruised to an 88-67 win. Jayson Tatum took control in the first half, scoring 10 on 4 of 7 shooting (2-for-4 from three). He also had three rebounds, a block and...
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Daniel Theis
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Nick Friar
August 31, 2019 - 11:33 pm
Team USA is littered with Celtics — Kemba Walker, Marcus Smart, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown — but there are a couple others participating in the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Daniel Theis is playing for Germany with the Thunder’s Dennis Schroder. Newly acquired Vincent Poirier is featured on France’s...
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Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum
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Nick Friar
August 29, 2019 - 2:12 pm
As much as the Celtics want both Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum to pan out, it’s only natural for everyone else to compare the two. Tatum generally seems to receive the edge because he’s the more polished player between the two. But Brown showed a lot last year by recovering from his slow start to...
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Gregg Popovich, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown
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Nick Friar
August 26, 2019 - 10:49 am
Team USA concluded its slate of exhibition games on Monday with an 84-68 win over Canada. Not exactly a dominant conclusion offensively before the U.S. heads off to China for the 2019 FIBA World Cup, but Jaylen Brown had a day. He led Team USA with 19 points in 19 minutes on 8 of 11 shooting (1-for...
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