Obviously, judging what a very vocal minority on this site insist, if you are 22 or younger, don't rack up assists, aren't great playmakers, have bad assist to turnover ratios and don't finish at a high percentage at the rim, you must have a low BBIQ.
Yup, that is what it has to be, Brown and Tatum both are low BBIQ players. Because Jaylen is missing wide open threes and Tatum has decided to do a ton of mid range iso, the worst shots in basketball, they must be basketball stupid....at 22 or less years old.
It's not a comment on their BBIQ's just a question about how concerning is it that the assist numbers for the team's #2 and #3 in FGA are so low. If they're attempting that many shots, I feel like they should also be looking to create more for others and that could help the struggling offense.
Marcus Morris also has anemic assist numbers but his role is basically to be the gunner off the bench, so I get that.
You don't have to have high assist numbers to be an effective player. If both Tatum and Brown were hitting their shots there is no reason to question their low assist numbers. Kyrie is the highest usage player and the player with the most touches. He gets some assists but he isn't racking them up given how much he has the ball. He's a scorer.
Horford might be the best passing big in the league after Jokic but he only gets 5-6 assists per game at best in his career.
Hayward is a great playmaker but even he isn't going to get a ton of assists.
The Celtics have 4 really good playmakers theat can run the offense through Kyrie, Horford, Hayward and Smart. Everyone else has to fall into their role and the roles of Tatum and Brown simply isn't to create offense for others. In this offense Brad is asking Brown to be a 3 and D guy #5 option and Tatum is given the role as finisher/scorer. Neither player is fitting into their role right now, but its neither player's role to be a creative playmaker and get lots of assists.
That is simply, the easiest and most logical answer. Also, at their age and experience level, both players are just not great passers or creators of offense for others. And again, it's not their jobs to be that type of player at this point in their careers.