I’m still trying to figure out how a team composed of:
-Jayson Tatum (rookie)
-Jaylen Brown (young)
-Al Horford (old)
-Terry Rozier (not even good at all really until the second half of this season)
-Aron Baynes (Austria)
has earned the privilege of playing the Cleveland LeBrons in the ECF conference finals. I think most of it has to do with the fact that Tatum, as a rookie, has completely blown my (and many other peoples’) expectations out of the water. I mean, this dude is almost averaging 20 PPG in the playoffs. He’s scored twenty points seven straight games. And he’s a rookie. I have to keep repeating that fact because it’s like my brain doesn’t want to accept it.
If the Celtics end up with another promising player with their draft pick, I’m thinking that Gordon Hayward should get injured again so that the rookie has the chance to blow up like Tatum did. Unless they draft a big. In that case, sorry Al, but I’m gonna have to ask you to land funny on your leg ten minutes into the season opener and take yourself out for the season. As history has shown us, it’s the only way.