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“Jaylen Brown has more playoff points than Nikola Jokic, DeMar DeRozan, and Joel Embiid”: Why trading 6″6′ guard for Kevin Durant is not the wisest decision?

Arjun Julka
|Wed Jul 27 2022


The Boston Celtics have sowed a star player in Jayson Tatum, who has been nothing but beneficial for the team, especially come playoff time.

As rumors of a Kevin DurantJaylen Brown trade continue to grow, the Celtics find themselves in a tough spot. There is no denying that the addition of the Slim Reaper would make the Cs immediate favorites for the championship, but shipping Brown may not be the wisest decision.

The 3rd pick in the 2016 draft, Brown has shown us signs of a potential superstar, especially during the postseason, with the recent Finals being another example. The 25-year-old did most of the heavy lifting amid the franchise face Jayson Tatum struggling.

In the series against the Golden State Warriors, Brown averaged 23.5 PPG, 7.3 RPG, and 3.7 APG. The 6″6′ guard’s chemistry with Tatum makes them an elite duo. The Cs have made the playoff each time since Brown arrived in Boston.

Also read: “I’ve played with Kevin Durant and obviously he’s a great player”: Jayson Tatum opens up on teammate Jaylen Brown’s potential trade to Brooklyn

When asked about these alleged trade rumors, Tatum chose to maintain diplomacy. Nonetheless, one cannot overlook Brown feats during playoff time.

Jaylen Brown: The playoff star.

According to StatMuse, Brown has scored more playoff times than perennial All-Stars like Nikola Jokic, DeMar DeRozan, and Joel Embiid, to name a few. The Georgia native has a cumulative of 1458-points in the playoffs.

Over the last 3-seasons, Brown has been top 5 concerning playoff points. The 2021 All-Star has shot 47.4% from the field during his playoff career.

Celtics’ Brad Steven and co may have already dented their relationship with Brown as rumors for his trade continue to grow, despite him making his desire to stay in Boston public.

Also read: Jaylen Brown hits the gym with mentor Tracy McGrady post his Finals loss to Stephen Curry and the Warriors

 


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Arjun Julka

Arjun Julka

A 26-year-old from Mumbai. A huge Basketball fan who regularly consumes hours of basketball content, be it matches, debates, or analysis. Some of my other interests include CrossFit, watching documentaries, collecting sneakers, and trying out different types of cuisines.

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