Celtics HC Brad Stevens makes bold statement about Jaylen Brown’s transition pass to Jayson Tatum
Boston Celtics youngsters Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum have had a charmed start to their careers. After nearly helping lead Boston to the NBA Finals last season, Brown and Tatum were widely lauded as two of the best players in their respective draft classes.
Brown was drafted by Boston in 2016 and has since become one of the team’s most important player. As for Tatum, the Celtics picked him with the third overall pick in the 2017 draft.
Fast-forward to today and the two — often seen as the future of the Celtics — have shown that they have developed a great chemistry that translates on the court.
That chemistry was on full display on Wednesday when Brown made a huge play with Tatum in the final 50 seconds of Game 2 against the Indiana Paces that put the Celtics ahead for good.
— NBA (@NBA) April 18, 2019
While Brown and Tatum have both already compiled terrific highlight reels in the regular season and playoffs, Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said that their massive connection this time is ‘one of the best plays’ he has ever seen from the two.
Stevens on Jaylen's pass to Tatum: "It was one of the best plays I've ever seen him make."
— Brian Robb (@BrianTRobb) April 18, 2019
Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum will surely have plenty more highlights in their career that will likely end up being a bit more thrilling than the pass Stevens is referring to, but it was still a super-clutch assist that directly led to a Celtics victory.