It looks as if Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum is finally getting the opportunity to work on his game amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The 22-year-old has finally installed a basketball hoop in his driveway, and of course, it's named "Big Deuce" after his son Jayson Jr., who is commonly referred to as "Deuce."
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Jayson Tatum now has a hoop at his house and it looks like its name is Big Deuce: pic.twitter.com/tqTCCqKGhp— Chris Grenham (@chrisgrenham) April 28, 2020
Earlier this month Tatum noted he hadn't touched a basketball since the C's last game against the Indiana Pacers on March 10. While it seems that getting some shots in is no longer an issue, there are a number of NBA players who have home gyms and have been able to continue practicing in this difficult time.
Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge even offered the use of his driveway hoop for Tatum last week.
There has usually been no need for Tatum, or any C's players for that matter, to have home gyms or even hoops at their Boston-area homes as they've had unlimited access to the Auerbach Center practice facility in Brighton. But that has all changed with the coronavirus pandemic continuing.
Although he did just make the investment in a hoop for his driveway, Tatum may be able to return to the C's practice facility as early as May 8. The NBA has targeted that date for reopening practice facilities. Players would still have to keep social distancing guidelines in place while working out.
While that would be a step forward for the NBA, at least Tatum now has the ability to get up some shots in at home.