Jayson Tatum on Boston: 'I want to play there my whole career'


Jayson Tatum knows the Anthony Davis rumors will feature his name, front and center, until the situation with the Pelicans big man is resolved. But he also knows this: there's nowhere he'd rather be than Boston.

Speaking to Sage Steele of ESPN at the All-Star Game, Tatum made his feelings for Boston clear.

"You start to understand that this is a business," Tatum said. "I play basketball and I've just got to control what I can control, and I love being on the Celtics. I want to play there my whole career."

That builds on Tatum's comments during All-Star weekend, when he told reporters that he understand why the trade talk exists.

"I don't take it personal," he said. "I understood coming into the NBA that it's a business and they have to make the best decision for them, whatever that may be. Especially right now in a contract, I can't control anything. ... It didn't really bother me. I wasn't really fazed by it. A lot of it was rumors, I don't know if it was true or not, but my job is just to play basketball. I didn't get fazed by anything I saw on TV."