Jayson Tatum has expressed reluctance to participate in the NBA's return-to-play plan due to injury concerns, according to a source that spoke with Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.
Tatum is eligible for a max contract extension this offseason and was widely expected to be offered one by the Boston Celtics.
There are concerns that the restart of the season will put players at higher risk of injury.
A. Sherrod Blakely cited two sources familiar with the situation that Tatum is not considering sitting out the restart of the season.
“Not true,” a source told NBC Sports Boston. “He’s concerned like every other player about returning to play. There’s a lot … going on in the world that players need to be more concerned about. But sitting out because of the contract? Hell no!”