Jayson Tatum Called A Fraud In Wild Celtics Overreaction

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The Boston Celtics have had a fantastic season overall. They used to be the hottest team in basketball, but they are currently one of the coldest.

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Boston has dropped four of their last five contests, including two straight defeats to the Orlando Magic at home.

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In turn, MVP odds may soon change. Even though Jayson Tatum remains one of the favourites, as the season progresses, his odds may change if the Boston Celtics start to fall in the standings.

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One of the biggest overreactions of the early part of the season, according to Andy Bailey of Bleacher Report, was declaring Tatum the MVP favourite.

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"On top of that, the driving force behind Tatum's candidacy, Boston's record, is already slowing down.

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"At plus-6.6, the Celtics lead the league in net rating, but they're only half a point ahead of the Cleveland Cavaliers and aren't anywhere near the kind of marks typically put up by legitimate juggernauts."

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"A handful of teams are narrowing Boston's lead in the standings too."

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"There's more than enough time for Luka Dončić, the three big men who've dominated this conversation in recent years (Nikola Jokić, Joel Embiid and Giannis Antetokounmpo),

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"Zion Williamson or some other surprise entrant to the race to win the award," Bailey wrote.

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