Monday update: Tatum is in the lineup Monday against Charlotte, so this ankle issue might only be something which Boston manages on back-to-back sets.
Saturday update: Tatum has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Wizards with an ankle injury. It’s likely the same issue he played through earlier in the week but the Celtics are going to be cautious here. Jaylen Brown and Malcolm Brogdon will take on bigger roles with Tatum out.
Wednesday update: Tatum is starting for the Celtics Wednesday and will not have any restrictions from his ankle injury.
Boston Celtics star forward Jayson Tatum has officially been listed as questionable for Wednesday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks with an ankle injury. Tatum has been on fire so far this season, leading the Celtics on a recent nine-game winning streak which was snapped Monday in Chicago.
Jayson Tatum (left ankle sprain) is questionable for tomorrow’s game, per the Celtics. He came down on it wrong during the Bulls game.— Jay King (@ByJayKing) November 22, 2022
Tatum has surged up the MVP odds table with his recent play, averaging 30.4 points, 6.9 rebounds and 5.0 assists during Boston’s winning run. He had another big game Monday with 28 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists but failed to get the win. Tatum has been averaging 37.2 minutes per game and hasn’t missed a contest yet, so this might be a good spot for him to get a break.
If Tatum sits Wednesday, look for Jaylen Brown to be the centerpiece of Boston’s offense. Malcolm Brogdon might also get some additional run as a playmaker and creator, but Brown would be the player to anchor fantasy/DFS lineups.