Boston “dynamic” player Jayson Tatum discusses the NBA MVP competition and hopes that voters will take him into consideration.

“I believe the voters are intelligent enough to recognize our team’s dynamics, even though I won’t have the points per game that the other three or four guys will.”

While Jayson Tatum is intent on achieving his first NBA Finals triumph, he is also considering taking home his first MVP honors.

Following the league’s All-Star break, NBA clubs have resumed regular season play, and talk about the league’s Most Valuable Player among the media and public has intensified.


The names of other elite NBA players, such Shai Gilgeous-Alexander of the Thunder, Nikola Jokic of the Nuggets, and Luka Doncic of the Mavericks, have been discussed, including Jayson Tatum of the Celtics.


In a recent interview with ESPN’s Malika Andrews, Tatum referred to himself as the best player in the NBA, which helped generate discussions about MVP.



Following the Celtics’ victory over the Bulls on Thursday night, he discussed his opinions on the MVP race and where he stands in that debate.


“Those guys are doing a lot for their team and putting up ridiculous numbers every night.” Tatum remarked, “I have no issue with those guys leading the MVP race. “I didn’t say I had to be the first one. I simply couldn’t stand it when some TV personalities claimed that something that happened two years ago was the reason I wouldn’t win this year.


“I will not be scoring as many points per game as the other three or four guys,” Tatum remarked. “However, I believe that voters are astute enough to recognize our team’s dynamic, which essentially entails having to score less points on some nights but still making a significant impact on the game to guarantee that we win every single night, that we’re in first place, that we’re striving to be the best team, and that every member of the team feels valued, right?


It’s not just about me, that’s all. Because we need each other to accomplish our goal of striving to win a championship, I will need everyone in the final stretch.


When questioned on Thursday, Joe Mazzulla, Tatum’s head coach, was asked if he believed the forward deserved to win MVP. He answered honestly.




Naturally, Mazzulla continued and gave an explanation for his fictitious MVP vote.

One, determining what is most valuable, is what comes to mind. It’s not all about the points. It’s the capacity to be exceptional, to achieve long-term success, and to improve others around you.


“It’s something that, I think he’s doing a great job of reshaping what it means to be the best player. He’s done it for a long time and is underrated in that conversation.” He does it each and every night. He approaches it differently. To truly comprehend how he affects both himself and his teammates, you must watch the games.

The Celtics are intent on making it to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2008, with 26 games left in the regular season. The squad is aware of Tatum’s journey to earn his first MVP Award, though.

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