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Be in the rumors of trade Anthony Davis, Boston Celtics Star Jayson Tatum will not let the outside noise become a distraction.
His only goal is the hoop.
"I'm going to play basketball no matter where," Tatum told The Athletic Shams Charania. "I'm going to play for whoever wants me, it's my job, I know I can not control things like that, so I'm not going to lose sleep because of that." Business talks do not bother me I will play for everyone. "
With the rumors circulating last month, Tatum pointed out that it was "good to be wanted," according to MassLive:
Third choice of the 2017 Selection, Tatum's is quickly making a name for Boston. He played a big role in helping the Celtics play in the NBA finals last season as a rookie despite the All-Stars. Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward being marginalized by injuries.
All he has done this season is to build on his early successes.
Tatum scored an average of 16.4 points on a 45.6% shot, 38.2% of which was three points while getting 6.3 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, he helped make Boston (37-23) one of the best contenders at the Eastern Conference this season.
The 20-year-old striker has shown himself enough to be considered a potential pillar of the franchise for years to come, which is why his name was quoted in Davis's rumors.
Boston was not able to practice in Davis before the Feb. 7 trading deadline because he and Irving are currently under contract. The Celtics, however, will be able to practice a job this summer, with the Irving contract expiring at the end of the season.
Thanks to personalities such as Tatum, Jaylen Brown and the lack of available capital, Boston is widely regarded as the team that could offer New Orleans the most in return for Davis. While Davis's father, Anthony Davis Sr., said Ramona Shelburne Parlay Game earlier this month that he does not want his son to play for the Celtics, the player himself made understand during the All-Star weekend, he does not care where he is traded, as long as it gives him a chance to win.
Currently in the second year of his rookie contract, Tatum has no control over whether he is traded or where he will be transferred. If he has to change uniform this summer, it seems like he will continue as if nothing has happened.