The Boston Celtics are absolutely right for not wanting to split up the Jays

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A common question that revolves around the Boston Celtics every year is “should they trade either Jayson Tatum or Jaylen Brown? ”

While most fans are against trading either, there are always some who think splitting up the young duo would be beneficial.

The Athletic’s Shams Charania, notorious for his breaking NBA news, reported that the Boston Celtics have made it clear that they would rather build around the young stars rather than split them up.

Most trade scenarios that involve breaking up the two-headed monster exclusively involve Jaylen Brown, though some trade scenarios do involve Jayson Tatum, however.

Some players that are usually packaged in a deal with Tatum or Brown are Damian Lillard, Ben Simmons, and even CJ McCollum. Brown is usually packaged in a deal that involves a role player and/or a pick because people still underestimate the greatness he possesses, despite having just notched a triple-double in the C’s most recent win over the NY Knicks.

The reason that the Boston Celtics are against splitting up the duo is because when they play together, Tatum averages 22.9 points, 8.1 rebounds, four assists, and only 2.6 turnovers per game while Brown averages 22.6points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and only 2.8 turnovers per game.

When they aren’t playing together, Tatum averages 29.6 points, 8.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 2.9 turnovers per game and Brown averages 32.5 points, 10 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 5.5 turnovers per game.

At first glance, you might say, “well they’re playing better as individuals rather than a partnership,” but then you realize that when Tatum isn’t playing, the Boston Celtics are 2-2 and when Brown isn’t playing, they’re 7-7.

When they both play, they have a record of 10-12.

While the record with them together is below .500, you need to keep in mind that outside of Tatum and Brown, their next leading scorer is Dennis Schroder (16.2) and then Marcus Smart (11.6).

Luckily, the Boston Celtics have made it known that they want to build around the young duo, rather than break them up which, frankly, is the right course of action moving forward.

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