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Tatum fuels Beal to Celtics rumors with IG comment

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Jayson Tatum isn't hiding his desire to team up with good friend Bradley Beal on the Boston Celtics.

With Beal reportedly considering a trade request before the 2021 NBA Draft, Tatum is openly advocating for Boston to make a deal for the Washington Wizards star. Tatum recently commented with a shamrock emoji on an Instagram post relating to the Beal trade rumors.

Check it out below, via Forbes Sports' Chris Grenham:

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Tatum and Beal are close friends who grew up together in St. Louis, and the two were excited to team up for Team USA at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics before Beal was forced to miss the tournament due to health and safety protocols.

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While the Beal-to-Celtics rumors are nothing new, Tatum's not-so-subtle comment is eye-opening. Of course, it all comes down to what Boston would be willing to part ways with to acquire the three-time All-Star guard.

There is sure to be plenty of trade speculation between now and the NBA Draft, which is scheduled for July 29 at 8 p.m. ET.