Jayson Tatum arrives in Las Vegas for American basketball training camp – CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) – The Celtics’ season ended just over a month ago, but Jayson Tatum is already set to hit hardwood again. The Celtics star arrived in Las Vegas for training camp ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.

Tatum and other members of the United States Men’s National Team arrived in Vegas on Monday, the NBA said on Twitter. Fittingly, a photo of Tatum’s arrival was shared with a photo of Kevin Durant, whose Nets knocked out the Celtics in the first round of the NBA playoffs.

At least Celtics fans will be able to see their rising superstar in action this summer, after the 23-year-old enjoyed the best season of his NBA career in 2021. Tatum averaged 26.4 points, 7.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game and was an All-Star for the second time in his career. He scored at least 50 points on four different occasions during the regular season and the playoffs, but was somehow left out of an All-NBA team when they were announced the month. last.

This will be Tatum’s second round with the USA team, after competing in the FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup in 2019. He only played two games that year due to an ankle injury, averaging 10.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in the first round against the Czech. Republic and Turkey.

Tatum and Team USA will play their first match of the Tokyo Olympics on July 25, against France in the preliminary round.

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