Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown Headed To Utah
Recently Celtics Stars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown were named to the 2023 All-Star Game that will be held in Salt Lake City Utah on February 19th. Tatum was named a starter for the third straight season, and will make his fourth overall trip to the game. For Brown it’s only his second appearance at All-Star weekend as a reserve. His first trip was back in 2021 and he was named a reserve then as well. Tatum and Brown won’t be the only Celtics members making the trip. Interim head coach Joe Mazzulla will be making his first appearance during All-Star Weekend. The Celtics will be well-represented at this year’s game with the Brown, Tatum, and Mazzulla being apart of the festivities.
All-Stars Brown And Tatum
Tatum and Brown’s Stats 2022-23 Campaign
Tatum’s number this season has been very good. He’s averaging 37.3 minutes, 30.9 points,8.7 rebounds, 4.4 assists per game while shooting 46.4 percent from the floor and, 35.5 percent from three. Also he has been a front runner at having a chance to with Most Valuable Player award in the league this season. If he keeps this pace going scoring wise, this will be his highest points per game in a single season. Tatum has played like he has a chip on his shoulder all season because he is trying to avenge the loss back in the 2022 Finals against the Golden State Warriors.
For Brown this NBA campaign has been good to him so far at almost the midpoint of the season. His averages on the year goes as follows, 36 minutes, 27 points,7.1 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game while shooting .49 from the floor and, shooting 33.4 from three so far this season. Yeah you hear everyone talk about Tatum how he is the leading scorer for the Celtics, but Brown is a great complementary great player as well. What he contributes to the team is in big ways because if both players are playing well that’s a plus and if one of them isn’t, the other usually picks up the pace.
Interim Head Coach Joe Mazzulla Has Had An Effect On Brown and Tatum
Coach Mazzulla has had a great impact on both players Brown and Tatum. Looking back at last season’s status under suspended coach Ime Udoka, both men scoring averages have gone up by a few points. Tatum averaged 26.9 PPG in 76 games and Brown’s average was 23.6 PPG but did only play 66 games. That is ten less than what Tatum played a year ago. Mazzulla’s philosopher has made it simple have your two guys help share and distribute the ball to fellow teammates. It also helps that he has been a part of the staff dating back to the 2019 season under the current President Of Basketball Operations and former coach Brad Stevens. Look for a strong push and finishing on the right note for both players for the rest of the season.