I strongly disagree about Brown, who I see as the most important player on the team, but I do agree there are issues.
I don't blame Stevens for taking the approach he has early, but as the season progresses, we need to prune the rotations. Long term, I think the team needs to build around Brown and Tatum's skills.
Both guys are just OK one on one players who are very young, and will become killers in a few years. Both guys can really run and shoot right now. With space, they can create offense, but this should be brought along slowly. Tatum in particular has slipped into some bad habits. Last year he picked his spots better. Brown needs reps and much more offensive movement. He benefitted more from the aggressive pacing that Rozier brought than anyone else. Kyrie is slowing things down. The passing is below average.
This team almost never forces mismatches. It has three big wings but rarely scores on cuts or pin downs. The guys are open, but the passes aren't made very often.
My concern is that Kyrie really doesn't create for others very well, and uses up a lot of the oxygen on offense. I had hoped that Hayward would help create shots for others, but he isn't doing that yet. To me, the big thing is whether Kyrie will do what it takes to create opportunities for Tatum and Brown. The best version of the C's is where we run teams off the floor and those two guys are scoring an efficient 15 ppg.