Last year, both Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown played well enough to garner an invitation to the All-Star Game, but only Jayson was selected.
A yearish later, both of the Celtics' former #3 overall pick, Jay---'s are NBA All-Stars, according to NBA insider Shams Charania who leaked the All-Star reserves 29 minutes before the announcement show was scheduled to air on TNT.
While whether or not there should even be an All-Star Game is still up for debate, given how the C's season has gone so far I'm happy we have something to celebrate. It's a v cool moment for the C's two young stars.
After starting the season 8-3, before three straight games were postponed due to COVID, the Celtics are in a bit of a cold stretch at 15-15. They just lost on Sunday to the Pelicans in a game that saw them hold a 24 point third-quarter lead, but at least it wasn't the Eastern Conference Finals! ....
The C's haven't won back-to-back games in nearly a month (January 24th vs. Cleveland and January 25th vs. Chicago), but for the most part, you cannot blame Tatum or Brown; both are stuffing the stat sheet this season. Jayson Tatum is averaging 26/7.1/4.6, and Jaylen is averaging 25.5/5.5/3.9. It's not their fault Marcus is out, and Brad Stevens just doesn't fuck with calling timeouts in dire situations.
Hopefully the recognition for great seasons by Jayson and Jaylen will inspire the Celtics to get back into the win column tonight against fellow All-Star, Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks.
P.S. Not too shabby. This franchise has had a few notable former players.