What Brad Stevens Told Jayson Tatum After Celtics' NBA ...

Boston found itself on a roller coaster through the first three months of the campaign

But the Celtics ultimately proved those doubters wrong with a red-hot stretch over the back end of the regular season

The Celtics’ grueling run ended in heartbreak, though, as they were forced to watch the Golden State Warriors celebrate another NBA title at TD Garden.

Tatum and the Celtics have plenty to learn from their NBA Finals experience

But in the short term, Brad Stevens wants the All-NBA first-teamer to step away from the game for a bit.

“I just told him, ‘Go on vacation.

This guy gave us everything he had.?

Given Tatum’s underwhelming performance in the deciding Game 6 against the Warriors

it’s become easy to forget how impressive the 24-year-old’s body of work was in his fifth NBA season.

Tatum also has shown noticeable improvements in each season to date

he’ll surely be committed to carrying out that trend once he returns to the grind following a deserved break.