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Celtics' Jayson Tatum finally getting back to basketball with his own home hoop

Celtics' Jayson Tatum finally getting back to basketball with his own home hoop

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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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. 

Former Celtic Isaiah Thomas shares inspiring advice with WNBA draft pick

Former Celtic Isaiah Thomas shares inspiring advice with WNBA draft pick

Former Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas provided some inspiring advice to a WNBA draft pick on Saturday afternoon. 

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Kiah Gillespie, selected with the 32nd pick of the WNBA Draft by the Chicago Sky, reached out to Thomas for some advice on how to succeed.

Gillespie, the 32nd out of 36 total selections, had to wait a little longer than expected to hear her name called, but Thomas knows a little something about what that's like. The former Celtic was drafted by the Sacramento Kings in the second round (the 60th and final selection overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft. 

Thomas also knows how much of a grind it can be to reach your goals. He's played for seven teams in his 11-year career and often exceeded expectations, particularly in Boston, so it's no surprise Gillespie decided to reach out. 

Last season with Florida State, Gillespie led the team in scoring, rebounding and field-goals made. It'll be difficult for her to make the Sky as they only have one roster spot open, but it sounds as if she's determined to take I.T.'s advice. 

 

Celtics' Tacko Fall reads 'Clifford the Big Red Dog' on Instagram Live

Celtics' Tacko Fall reads 'Clifford the Big Red Dog' on Instagram Live

It seems that Boston Celtics big man Tacko Fall is spending his time in quarantine reading some classic books. 

Fall took to Instagram Live on Thursday to read the Norman Bridwell classic "Clifford the Big Red Dog," and it was as great as you'd think it would be. 

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Fall also added some of his own commentary throughout, and it was hilarious. He said that if Clifford wanted to chew on his shoes that it would take him about a week to do so. 

This has got to be the best Instagram Live session we've seen throughout this quarantine period, and hopefully Fall will continue to read these children's books weekly.

How's that for some wholesome content?