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BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 10: Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics dribbles against the New Orleans Pelicans at TD Garden on December 10, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

By 98.5 The Sports Hub Staff

Jayson Tatum may be concerned about injuries upon returning to the NBA season. But that doesn’t mean he’s actually considering skipping games.

As reported by A. Sherrod Blakely at NBC Sports Boston, multiple sources say Tatum is not considering sitting out the rest of the season because of contract concerns. Here’s how one source described Tatum’s current mindset to Blakely:

“Not true. 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!”

A prior report by Stefan Bondy in the New York Daily News suggested that Tatum was “reluctant” to return to play because of future contract concerns.

Tatum is reportedly in line for a max contract in the offseason, which naturally raises worry about serious injuries. But as one league executive explained to Blakely, that’s technically a concern for every player in every game.

The NBA’s plans to resume the season in a “bubble” at Disney World in Orlando, Fl. has led to a contingent of players led by ex-Celtic Kyrie Irving who are raising issues. Irving is recovering from surgery and not expected to play once the season resumes.

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