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ESPN ranks Jaylen Brown higher, Jayson Tatum lower for 2021-22 than last season

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As more 2021-22 NBA preseason player rankings roll in, we get a more complete set of expectations for where the Celtics’ top players are expected to rate from the NBA media sphere covering the team. Co/zLFpClrcB7

– The Celtics Wire September 23, 2021

No. 27 – Jaylen Brown

“Brown broke through in a big way last season, becoming an All-Star and giving Boston – alongside Jayson Tatum – arguably the best pair of young wings in the NBA,” writes ESPN’s Tim Bontemps. Co/pYvpeZTplT

– The Celtics Wire September 23, 2021

No. 14 – Jayson Tatum

“Tatum has continued to make strides toward being a true superstar scorer on the wing and was rewarded with a max contract extension prior to last season,” adds the ESPN analyst. Co/Tb1j3y4Iiz

– The Celtics Wire September 23, 2021

As with the SI assessment, these two feel roughly rightly assessed, even if you can quibble about a few players up or down their respective positions.

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