Jayson Tatum was left off the All-NBA teams this season, finishing behind Paul George for the final forward spot. Tatum missed out on approximately $33 million with the omission.
“Yeah, I was mad about it and it had nothing to do with the money,” Tatum said. “I just felt like I increased my assists, my points, my rebounds, I clearly had a better season this year than last season. With COVID and how it affected our team, I guess people held that against me. I clearly should have made one of those teams but it will happen, but just get better for next year.
“How could you watch my game and the season I had and think I wasn’t one of the best 15 players?”
Tatum said he is now 100 percent healthy after battling COVID-19 and its after effects for the final five months of the season.