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The Jay Team soon to transition into NBA's top "Potent Pair"


If Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown remain relatively healthy, they have a solid shot at overtaking Lebron James and Anthony Davis (and a few other combos) as the NBA's top duo. Davis, at 27 years of age, is most-likely at the peak of his game, and it seems doubtful that he can improve significantly. Lebron will turn 36 years old in several weeks - recently signed an $85 million deal with the Lakers - and is hinting he may end up playing in the NBA with his son, Bronny, in the 2022-23 season. 

Conversely, Tatum is only 22 years old, and Brown recently turned 24. It is not out of the question to see Jayson mentioned as a candidate for 2020-21 NBA MVP. And Jaylen just keeps improving, and adding to, his game every off-season.

There was a lot of speculation relative to the Clippers' Kawhi Leonard and Paul George leading their team to a Title this season, but that dream fizzled. The Claw is 29 years old, and PG-13 is 30. Both may see their play head south soon. Age takes a toll on everyone - although it doesn't seem to effect The King all that much.

How about the Nets duo of Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. For now, they are the face of the Brooklyn franchise, but injuries laid both of them low last season. Full recovery may take time, and Father Time never stops moving. And with Russell Westbrook heading to the Wizards, his effectiveness alongside Bradley Beal may work for both.

But this is about the Jay Team. If we see significant improvement in both Jayson and Jaylen this season, they have a decent shot at achieving "Top Pair" status. As Brian Scalabrine once told me, "They have their heads on straight". Yes, they do. And they both are superior athletes playing for - what many consider - the best spots franchise ever. The stage is set. The King and AD may be looking over their shoulders.



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