Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown find themselves in the upper-tier of NBA star duos. But following a disappointing exit from the 2023 NBA Playoffs with a Game 7 loss to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals, the attention now shifts to the contract situation looming for Brown.
With Tatum and Brown leading the way and the Celtics’ impressive roster in recent years, many expected the team to bring another title back to Boston. Unfortunately, the title “drought” which goes back to the 2007-08 season, will extend for at least one more year, marking arguably the most disappointing result of Tatum and Brown’s time in Boston.
Following the Game 7 loss, Tatum was asked about how important it is for the Celtics to sign Brown to a contract extension. The Celtics star stood up strongly to back his teammate and show his full support, as NBC Sports Boston detailed.
“It’s extremely important,” Tatum said. “He’s one of the best players in this league. Plays both ends of the ball. We’re still relatively young. And he’s accomplished a lot so far in his career. So, I think it’s extremely important.”