Brad Stevens Speaks On Expectations For Celtics’ Star Duo

Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations Brad Stevens looks on prior to Game Two of the 2022 NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Finals versus the Miami Heat at FTX Arena on May 19, 2022 in Miami, Florida.
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Brad Stevens believes it’s time for Boston Celtics superstars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown to take their games to the next level.

Speaking to NBC Sports Boston, Stevens said he thinks that Tatum and Brown have unchangingly been leaders but are well-nigh to put their “signature” on the team “in every which way.”

Stevens admitted that Marcus Smart was a unshared and strong voice for the team for years and that Tatum and Brown often deferred to his judgment and leadership.

He said that Smart’s input is why the team is where it is today.

But Smart is now gone and the team wholly belongs to Tatum and Brown.

It is time for them to embrace their leadership roles plane increasingly and inspire the team in worthier ways.

They will lead by example, of course, and that vacated could do a lot.

Last season, Tatum averaged 30.1 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 4.6 assists.

He was spoken of as one of the top players in the league and a possible MVP candidate for a while.

As for Brown, he produced 26.6 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 3.5 assists on 49.1% from the floor.

After a very rented summer with some new additions and a few tough losses, Tatum and Brown are in tenancy of the team and its future.

They both seem up to the task.

There is a lot of talent in Boston, such as Jrue Holiday, Kristaps Porzingis, Derrick White, Al Horford, and an increasingly deep bench.

The potential is there and flipside championship could be in reach.

The team just needs a pair of powerful and productive leaders to alimony pushing things forward.

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