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Can the Tatum/Brown pairing be this generation's Jordan/Pippen equal?

 
      Is it possible? Should this writer even go there?! This is what happens when you let the kid in you dream of possibilities that are endless. Clearly in this picture we see Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown as the present/future of the Boston Celtics! We also see His Airness, Michael Jordan, and Scottie Pippen who led the Bulls to six titles. Do the Jays have a few titles in them?! 
  
     JT has become a better player each year since he was drafted by the Boston Celtics. On the offensive end he can knock down the three. His mid-range fade-away game is becoming lethal. Has very good court sense to get to the hoop. Now all we need from him is to embrace contact and set up his teammates. We know he can D players up. He's clearly been bulking up this off-season which shows his work ethic. He's part of the Jordan Brand , now can he harness Jordan's alpha-alpha mantra and get the best out of himself and teammates. 

     JB is another player who had improved every year since he was drafted. He has shown that he can go off at the drop off a hat offensively. He's a lights-out shooter. Has a good mid-range game. Plus he's very willing to drive to the hoop and lay down the hammer. His passing skills are underrated. Defensively he can stop anyone if the effort is there. Can he be the Pippen of these Celtics and handle his business on the floor?

     Disclaimer I'm in no way shape or form saying that Jayson or Jaylen are in the company of these greats yet. With that said, both players have shown they can carry a team. Now can they turn their multi- talented games on the floor into winning rings in Boston. If they chose to look at MJ and Pips careers it may be a glimpse into their own futures. 

     The fact that the Celtics put these two together from the start of their careers is a good sign. They can grow together through the ups and downs just like the early days for MJ and Pip. Once those two felt and tasted losing they came back and dominated. JT and JB have those capabilities in this writers opinion. It's up to Ime Udoka as coach and Brad Stevens in the front office to put the pieces in place to accomplish this. 

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