The Boston Celtics fell just short of this year's NBA title. Despite a remarkable run, they lost the 2022 NBA Finals in six games to the Golden State Warriors. Now, it's time to get back to work, and Jaylen Brown is preparing to win it all next season.
Ahead of the 2022-2023 season, Brown is spending some time in the gym with former NBA star Tracy McGrady. Check out this video posted by Overtime, filmed by 2024 NBA Draft prospect Samuel Cole.
Jaylen Brown vs T-Mac 🔥 @FCHWPO @Tmac_213
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— Overtime (@overtime) July 6, 2022
The video is quite impressive for both athletes. McGrady proved that he still has plenty of talent even after retiring from the NBA nearly nine years ago. And, Jaylen Brown proved that he could keep up with the seven-time NBA All-Star and make contested shots.
This is very encouraging for Celtics fans, who watched their team crumble at home in Game 6 less than a month ago. Jayson Tatum seemed to succumb to the pressure of the Warriors, but Brown remained consistent throughout the regular and postseason, and even now, weeks into the offseason.
If Jaylen Brown and the team's core continue to work the way that they are in the offseason, the Celtics are going to be hard to beat next season. So far, the team has made fantastic offseason moves. Recently, they acquired guard Malcolm Brogdon in a trade with the Indiana Pacers. Right before that, the Celtics signed former Atlanta Hawks forward Danilo Gallinari off of waivers.
With so much star talent already embedded in the roster and so much more coming in, the Celtics should be the favorites to win it all in 2023.