On Tuesday, reports circulated that Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum will be part of Team USA in the men’s basketball competition in the Tokyo Olympics. The report came after sources revealed that Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard and Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green also committed to the team.
This will be Tatum’s first Olympics, although he was a member of the 2019 USA World Cup team that finished in seventh place. This past season with the Celtics, Tatum averaged 26.4 points, 7.4 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.2 steals per game while shooting 45.9 percent from the field and 38.6 percent from three-point range. The scoring, rebounding and assist numbers were all career-high marks, and he even reached the 60-point mark during an April win over the San Antonio Spurs.
Team USA’s training camp begins July 6 in Las Vegas, with the Olympics being held July 25 through Aug. 7.
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