June 19, 2024

Celtics

Tatum and Brown have competed within the Jap Convention Finals 4 occasions collectively.

Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown have been the topic of criticism for not but profitable an NBA championship collectively. Maddie Meyer/Getty Photos
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New 76ers guard Patrick Beverley can’t envision the Celtics’ duo of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown hoisting the Larry O’Brien trophy as a pair.

“No – an excessive amount of of the identical participant,” Beverley stated on his “The Pat Bev Podcast with Rone” Barstool Sports activities present. “They don’t complement one another sufficient … they complement one another, however not sufficient.”

Though, Beverley went on to say he wouldn’t commerce both of them if he had been Boston’s basic supervisor.

“You don’t do away with something,” he stated. “You simply add. You add a defensive level guard, you add a 3-and-D man.”

Nonetheless, the 35-year-old praised Philadelphia’s Jap Convention foe for including Kristaps Porzingis this offseason.

“With Porzingis, you guys can be lots higher,” Beverley stated.

Brown and Tatum have reached the Jap Convention Finals 4 occasions in six years because the Celtics’ star tandem. But, they’ve did not deliver house Boston’s sought-after 18th championship banner.

The Celtics, who had been most just lately eradicated from the postseason by the Miami Warmth in seven video games again in Might, are not any strangers to individuals within the media arguing that Tatum and Brown could not mesh nicely collectively. Per week after Boston’s 2022-23 season got here to an finish, Shaquille O’Neal urged the Celtics commerce Brown.

Moreover, Tatum and Brown’s private {and professional} relationship has been questioned through the years. Followers and the press alike have urged that the 2 could not like one another, prompting Tatum to reply and clarify that that isn’t the case.

Brown inked the richest contract in NBA historical past with Boston one month in the past, although he may nonetheless be dealt to a different crew because of a commerce kicker in his new deal. Tatum can be eligible for an much more exorbitant supermax at 5 years, $318 million subsequent offseason.

It’s possible that the duo could have lots extra possibilities to deliver a championship to Boston collectively for the primary time since 2008. Nevertheless, it additionally appears attainable that the crew may nonetheless select to separate the pair up if the group sees match.