When it comes to analyzing where the Boston Celtics stand in comparison to the rest of the league’s players born in the same year as them, HoopsHype’s Global Rating has put every player on the Celtics’ roster under the microscope. From deep rotation players to the stars, Alberto De Roa’s NBA basketball metric has been brought to bear, with superstar forward Jayson Tatum nabbing the top spot for active NBA players who were born in 1998.
The metric, which “combines players’ and teams’ statistics to rank players according to their productivity on the court” according to the HoopsHype analyst, sees the St. Louis native as the second-best player in the NBA so far this season overall as well, trailing only Luka Doncic among all active NBA players.
Behind Tatum (in order) in his 1998 age peer group is Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Trae Young, Desmond Bane, Kevin Huerter, Michael Porter, Jr., Jarrett Allen, and Celtics teammate Grant Williams, checking in at eighth among active players born in 1998.
Following Williams (again, in order) is PJ Washington and Malik Monk, with the Tennessee alumnus also grading out as the 106th-best player in the league thus far this season.
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