Deadspin wrong to want Boston Celtics to split up Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum

For the 1,000,000th time, the Boston Celtics shouldn't trade Jaylen Brown or Jayson Tatum (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
For the 1,000,000th time, the Boston Celtics shouldn't trade Jaylen Brown or Jayson Tatum (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) /

Again? Yep, we have another outlet talking about the eventual demise of the Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown-led Boston Celtics.

Typically, when teams lose with the frequency and collective heartbreak that this year’s Cs do, one looks at tying up loose ends along the fringes. This team isn’t exactly being blown out and looking non-competitive every game.

In fact, Boston has lost its last seven games by single-digits, oftentimes blowing big leads to get to that point. The foundation of the team isn’t the problem.

The ‘Jays’ are not the problem.

Instead, it’s the lack of shooting from the supporting cast of Marcus Smart, Dennis Schroder, and Al Horford that allows defenses to pack in the pressure on the team’s two stars, making their late-game offense predictable and easy to contain.

All season, the Houdini has been concocting deals that avoid giving up either of the team’s pillars away. We have a strict ‘no trading the Jays’ policy.

Deadspin has no such policy, and Criss Partee explained his stance of trading one of the wings due to an inability to get over the proverbial ‘hump’:

"In recent years, (Boston’s) two young stars, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown have led them to multiple Eastern Conference Finals appearances. However, now, it feels like it’s finally time for Boston to consider splitting up the duo.…it’s become painfully evident that these Celtics may have already peaked in the east, with Tatum and Brown leading the way over the last two seasons."

The Cs as is might have peaked in the east, but there are still so many guys that Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations Brad Stevens should, and likely will, consider getting rid of before he sends away two beloved All-Stars that singlehandedly brought him to his personal peak as a head coach. Twice. People forget that the Cs were two games away from an Eastern Conference championship less than a year and a half ago for some reason.

All anyone remembers about the Celtics right now from a national standpoint is their embarrassing postseason beatdown by the Brooklyn Nets last spring and the generalized complaints about the city stemming from specific fan incidents.

If they watched more games, they’d realize that the problems with this team don’t involve Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, or Robert Williams in any way.

The Houdini begs the national media to bury this narrative that the Boston Celtics’ star players aren’t a good fit, especially because Stevens has repeatedly insured fans that they weren’t going anywhere. There’s going to be a deal (or two) from Boston before February 10th, and come February 11th, the ‘Jays’ will wake up ready to suit up in green for a home game against the Denver Nuggets.

Next. This HH mock sends Al Horford back to Atlanta. dark