Boston Celtics’ Star Signing Reveals How Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum Wanted Him From Long

Published 12/12/2020, 12:00 AM EST
DURHAM, NC – MAY 31: Former Duke basketball player Jayson Tatum sits down for SiriusXM’s Town Hall With Hall Of Fame Coach Mike Krzyzewski at Bill Brill Media Room in Cameron Indoor Stadium on May 31, 2018 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images for SiriusXM)


The Boston Celtics were one of the surprising bundles this past season. They first swept out the 76ers 4-0 and then upset the defending champions Toronto Raptors. The two names that shined in this show were Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. But for them knew that to have a shot at the title, they needed a champion in their squad.

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Entered Tristan Thompson, the man who tasted his first title win alongside LeBron James and Kyrie Irving in 2016. This signing of Tristan to a fairly young group of Celtics players is a welcoming move in every aspect. So what led to this acquisition?

The Celtics’ young guns needed Tristan Thompson 

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As per a report, Jayson Tatum and key Celtics players reached out to Tristan, showing how much they needed him. As Tristan revealed, “It felt like I was wanted. It felt like they really wanted me to be a part of what they’re trying to accomplish. It was a pretty easy decision.”

Interestingly, the Celtics have endured bitter losses against Tristan’s Cavaliers in the past. From 2014 to 2018, the Cavs became the reason behind Celtics’ exit from the playoffs thrice.

Needless to say, LeBron played the anchor role in all of these victories, but the youngster in Tristan also made his presence felt.

How can this new entry change the stars of the C’s?

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Jaylen Brown (7) of the Boston Celtics celebrates his eventual game-winning three with teammate Jayson Tatum (0) of the Boston Celtics during the second half of the Celtics’ 111-110 win on Monday, January 29, 2018. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

The Celtics are one of the youngest rosters in the NBA today. They have both their key players, Tatum & Brown, below the age of 25. On top of that, 9/18 (50%) of the names on their current roster are below twenty-five. This is enough reason for them to use some experience in order to reach the NBA Finals or perhaps create history by winning one. 

An angry Tristan can really be helpful here. Angry, because in the past two years, he has enjoyed just 38 combined wins with the Cavs and that reflects poorly on him.

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Also, he has elite class rebounding and defensive skills that will allow the C’s to use some power. In another interview, the NBA Champion said, “I think for myself, Kemba (Walker), Jayson (Tatum), Jaylen (Brown) and then (Marcus) Smart, I think we’ve got to hold each other to a different standard. We’ve got to hold each other accountable each and every day, whether it’s in practice or in a game. I think we are the ones that have to push each other.”

This proves that he is the man with a plan, and that’s exactly what the Greens need.

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Sourabh Singh

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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