Jayson Tatum is one of the best young stars in the NBA right now and prior to the whole Coronavirus shut down, Tatum was becoming one of the most consistent players in the entire league. He is a crucial player when it comes to the success of the Celtics and there is real potential for him to become a top 5 star in the league.

Tatum will be negotiating a new contract with the Celtics soon and the team will have to decide whether or not they want to pay him the big bucks. According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN, the Celtics are already planning on offering Tatum a max contract which at this point is certainly deserved.

Jayson Tatum

Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Per Windhorst:

"If Jayson Tatum is the superstar that they envisioned when they began this whole rebuilding process when they traded Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce for all of those draft picks hoping to land a player like this, we could see 'Glory Days' for the Celtics again. But it's very much up in the air, and I'm gonna tell ya, they're gonna have to pay him like it because after this season ends, he is going to get most likely a max contract. They're going to bet that he becomes that player."

The Celtics see the potential in Tatum and paying him a hefty salary will bode well for them moving forward. However, with the Coronavirus in mind, there is no denying that max contracts will be a lot less lucrative moving forward thanks to profit losses.

[Via]