1. Search their stat lines in game 6 when they were the only ones who showed up to nip the series in the bud.
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.
2. He played reasonably well in that Bucks series. Sure he laid an egg in the first two games when it came to scoring, but his defense on Bogdanovic was fantastic, and he scored well to close out the series in games 3 and 4.
Your assessment of him being a very good role player is reasonable though, although I see him already at that level with much more room for growth. We'll see when the season starts.
If Brown's scoring increases now that Kyrie's gone, I don't think there's a need to trade him and Smart.
I just need to see Brown raising his level of play.
If Tatum is part of the 12-man roster of Team USA and Brown is not, that proves that Tatum is better than Brown at this point in time.
Geez, your dislike of Jaylen is more than apparent. There's no need to be concerned over which one is better when they can just hold on to both. Hayward is the guy who needs to prove he is worth keeping if anyone.
It's not the dislike of Brown, it's wanting an upgrade.
This debate about Jaylen Brown will be settled once and for all this coming season.
It's similar to Jeff Green's situation a few years ago.
Jeff Green had so much talent but he could never turn into an All-Star.
Maybe Jaylen Brown will turn into an All-Star or maybe Jaylen will end up like Jeff Green.
Right now it's all speculation because unlike Jamal Murray and Buddy Hield, Jaylen Brown has yet to live up to the expectations of a former #3 pick.
And Jaylen has only one season left to prove he's worth keeping.
If by year 4 Jaylen still has not made a huge improvement then he's really more of a Jeff Green.