“Now we have performed collectively properly for a majority of our profession,’ says Celtics’ Jaylen Brown of criticism of his match with Jayson Tatum

On the heels of the primary triple-double of his profession with 22 factors, 11 rebounds…

On the heels of the primary triple-double of his profession with 22 factors, 11 rebounds and 11 assists that got here in a 99 – 75 Boston Celtics dwelling win in opposition to the New York Knicks this Saturday night time, star wing Jaylen Brown spoke to the press a couple of rising trope of criticism that prompt he and fellow All-Star Jayson Tatum couldn’t play properly collectively.

Given the 11 assists Brown managed to dime up his teammates with and the truth that neither he nor Tatum scored as a lot as they often would in what was very practically a shellacking of the Knicks, it could appear that such views have an information level in opposition to them. However, Brown’s response to the media solely underscored that reality.

“I disagree,” replied Brown when requested his ideas on his match with the Duke product. “I feel we will play collectively.”

“Now we have performed collectively properly for a majority of our profession,” he added.

“The final yr hasn’t gone as anticipated however I feel that numerous the adversity that we’ve gone by way of is simply going to assist us develop and get higher sooner or later. If we recover from this hump and proceed to be taught, I feel there’s numerous good basketball on the opposite aspect of it. I can solely management what I can management. I perceive everyone has to do their jobs, however me and (Jayson Tatum) talked after the sport, communicated with one another. We’re on the identical web page. I don’t know, I get the place all of the frustration comes from. However so long as I’m on the identical web page with him and he’s on the identical web page as me, I feel that’s what we’re most targeted on.”

“And so tonight, we needed to come back out and get a win, and we did,” he completed.

A lot of the Celtics’ inconsistency is frustrating when it occurs and sure a product of the 2 stars being inexperienced within the function as prime canine for his or her groups on the NBA stage, as teammate Josh Richardson later identified to the media that night time.

However to their credit score, Brown, and Tatum appear dedicated to working by way of their challenges at a way more affected person fee than some followers and members of the media appear ready to allow them to, hinting at a considerable bedrock of maturity they might want to do it.

“I feel that (Tatum) and (Brown) are rising this yr,” defined Richardson, “they usually’ve been put in that they actually haven’t been in earlier than as a result of they all the time had Kyrie (Irving), they all the time had Kemba (Walker).”

“I feel it needs to be acknowledged that they’re nonetheless taking steps.”

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