That hasn’t always been the case for the Boston Celtics, but as Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown have separated themselves from the rest of the team as the current and future pillars of the organization, that is changing. Fast forward several years, and the Jays are coming off the best seasons of their respective careers in which they became just the second pair of Celtics under the age of 25 to both make the All-Star Game.
Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum are just the second pair of Celtics teammates to both receive All-Star honors under the age of 25
– Celtics Stats February 24, 2021
But an unintentional consequence of the unconventional timeline reared its head this past season, where the Celtics finished seventh in the East and were eliminated in the first round in five games. Who knew Tatum was about to assume those responsibilities?
Injury issues were the ultimate undoing in the relationship between Walker and the Celtics. One of the main reasons the former seven-year veteran earned Boston’s head coaching position stems from the communication skills the Celtics were looking for.