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How does Jay Team rate with Lebron/Davis and Leonard/George pairings?


I won't be overloading my readers with tons of statistics here, so don't leave me. This is simply a rough comparison between the Celtics "Potent Pair" of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown with the Lakers "Dynamic Duo": of Lebron James and Anthony Davis, in addition to the Clippers Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.

All six players are regarded as high-level defenders, so I will stick to the 2020-21 offensive stats here. Here we go:

Tatum/Brown:      53.9 PPG - 12.6 RPG - 7.3 APG - 2.4 SPG - 1.3 BPG

James/Davis:         47.0 PPG - 16.8 RPG - 11.0 APG - 2.3 SPG - 2.3 BPG

Leonard/George:  49.8 PPG - 11.6 RPG - 11.1 APG - 3.2 SPG - 1.2 BPG

Not a lot of surprises here. The Celtics pair takes honors on combined points. Jayson and Jaylen are known as volume scorers this season. Lakers take it on rebounds and blocks, and with the size and athleticism of The King and The Brow, it would be expected.

The Clips win on assists and steals (barely), and we see the assist category shows the biggest differential between Boston and the other two teams. So the Celtics pair takes one category, while the Lakers and Clippers take two-each.

Also as no surprise, the Los Angeles Lakers hold the best record in the League (.778). The Clippers have a .722 record, while the Celts sit at .625.

So how are the Jays doing in the scheme of things. Well, the Lakers as currently constructed have already proven themselves with the 2020 Championship. The Celtics and Clippers are still trying. The Jay Team does fine on scoring, rebounding, steals and blocks, but the assists remain an issue, even though both players have made positive adjustments in that sector. 

One other point. The combined ages for Tatum and Brown amount to 46 years. For Lebron and AD, it's 63. Kawhi and PG-13 add up to 59. That may be the most important statistic of all.



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