Jayson Tatum has been playing some of the best basketball of his career to begin the Boston Celtics’ new season and is earning plaudits from around the league.

Following Tatum’s 39-point, three rebounds, and two assist night against the Memphis Grizzlies on November 7, Tatum’s world-renowned skills trainer, Drew Hanlen, took to Twitter to heap praise onto the St. Louis native.

All credit to JT. He worked his ass off this summer to improve driving/finishing

— Drew Hanlen (@DrewHanlen) November 8, 2022

“All credit to JT. He worked his a** off this summer to improve his driving/finishing,” Hanlen wrote in a reply to @DanKelley66 following the game.

Since the new season began, Tatum has shown an improvement in his ability to finish around the rim and in drawing shooting fouls, allowing him to get to the free-throw line at will, and punish teams without the defense in his way. According to Cleaning The Glass, Tatum is converting 81% of his shots within four feet of the rim and is drawing fouls on 14.5% of his shots converting his free-throw attempts at an 87.6% clip. 

Tatum Explains Strong Start to The Season

Speaking to the media in his post-game press conference on November 7, Tatum went into detail regarding his hot start to the year, and why he’s been able to hit such an elite level so early into the season.

“I don’t think I’ve necessarily started out this well to start a season off…Off-season workouts, Nick (Sang) gets all the credit, as he should – not from a basketball standpoint, just the weight room. Changing my diet, I’m just getting older, and understanding the game a little bit better than I did a few years ago,” Tatum said.

Jayson Tatum talks about his strong start this year, saying it’s probably the best he’s ever felt to start a season #BleedGreen pic.twitter.com/XcxvLH1JZs

— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) November 8, 2022

Tatum has participated in 10 games so far this season, providing Boston with averages of 31.2 points, 7.5 rebounds, and four assists per game while shooting 49.8% from the field and 37% from deep – so, it’s no wonder why we’re starting to hear chatter regarding a potential MVP push from the 24-year-old wing.

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