Celtics rookie player Jayson Tatum is looking ahead to the new season, but he has one dream that excites him more than anything. According to Clutch Points via Jay King's Twitter post, Tatum has envisioned guarding James. Not only that, but it's a dream he wants to truly come true in the Eastern Conference Finals. It's a tough task, but it's impressive that Tatum is interested in taking it on.

Summer league for Tatum

Jayson Tatum, during the summer league and all through the Celtics' preseason games, showed professionalism and significant talent.

The No. 3 overall pick has done an exceptional job on offense and continues showing signs of improvement, according to multiple reports. His skills were above average compared to any other regular rookie, and his talent has experts forecasting a promising year for him.

Unfortunately for Tatum, his other teammates are seen as more capable in terms of guarding LeBron James. The Celtics' newly acquired Gordon Hayward is a possible match and Jaylen Brown is as well.

For Tatum, his focus should be on moving the ball more often and not hesitating to take shots in open spaces, which will likely improve his presence on the floor.

Cavs inquired about Jayson Tatum

In the summer at the height of the hype for Kyrie Irving's request for a trade, the Cleveland Cavaliers made a second request to acquire Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown to compensate for Isaiah Thomas' injury.

The Celtics denied the request saying that the Cavs were fully aware of Thomas' status before they signed the deal.

According to the Celtics Blog, Jayson Tatum has been spending more minutes on the floor in the absence of Marcus Morris. But more than that is the Celtics experimental strategies, testing the presence of Tatum on the floor.

The preseason has been the perfect time to do that.

The Boston Celtics have been perfect in their preseason games, meaning their current strategy has been working. Kyrie Irving has since taken the lead in helping the team achieve its goals and it looks like the whole roster is supporting the man. With the team expected to face the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday, NBA fans are expected to tune in to one of the most anticipated matches up in the league this season.

Unfortunately, the Cavs have been apprehensive over LeBron James' ankle injury. On Wednesday's practice, he aggravated the injury and has been out during the rest of the preseason games. Coach Tyronn Lue said it's unlikely that he will be able to play in the first game during the Regular Season.