Terrance Clarke is a perfect example of why Jaylen Brown is not as valuable as some Celtic fans think.
Every year there's always an elite 6-6 or 6-7 guard entering the draft.
If Jaylen Brown proves me wrong this coming season, I'll gladly admit that I was wrong about Brown.
But if Brown just puts up 14 to 16 points per game, I don't think he's worth keeping long term.
You are underselling what Brown provides on the court. Basketball is just more than stats. It's the same reason why people value Smart so much despite his poor shooting.
Even Bill Russell only averaged 15 PPG in his entire NBA career.
We only have so much lottery pick to replace Brown. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. We wouldn't get Brown or Tatum without lottery picks in the first place. And there's no guarantee that MEM pick will hit lottery.
I'm not underselling Brown.
Brown and Rozier had their chance to prove that they have All-Star potential in Game 7 against the Cavs in 2018.
But what did Brown and Rozier do in that Game 7 against Lebron?
Both Brown and Rozier failed to rise to the occasion.
Last season Smart was injured for most of the playoffs.
Brown played poorly against the Pacers and played well against the Bucks.
I just don't see Brown becoming a superstar in the NBA.
Maybe a very good role player, but not a star player.
That's why I'm not sold on Brown for the long term.
But Jaylen Brown will have his chance to prove me wrong this coming season.
If Brown plays well and the Celts keep winning games then I'll gladly admit I was wrong about Brown.
Until that happens, I still believe the Celts are better off having a guy like Bradley Beal at SG.