Boston Celtics: Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum are the NBA’s best duo

The Boston Celtics are in a prime position to get back to the NBA finals in large part due to having the best NBA duo in the association. There are many dynamic duets throughout the league but none are as well-rounded and complete as Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum.

The Jays have taken another sizeable leap in their respective developments. The do-it-all forwards each have the ability to take over a game on both ends of the floor. Their turnovers have been reduced and they are starting to get those superstar-level calls.

Tatum is currently pacing the league in the MVP standings as the best player on the number one team in the standings, a hallmark to cement his argument for the honor. The 2021-22 All-NBA First Teamer is averaging a career-high  31.9 points, snatching 7.4 rebounds, dishing out 3.9 assists, and rejecting a career-best 1.4 blocks per contest.

His counterpart, Brown, is the Robin to his Batman — and when I say Batman I am not referring to Grant Williams. Brown is averaging a career-high in points (25.4) and rebounds (6.8) and most surprisingly converting at career-best 83% from the foul line, an area of major concern during his prime years.

Let’s look at the competition in NBA Dynamic Duos for the Boston Celtics pair

Joel Embiid and James Harden of the Philadelphia 76ers cannot seem to each dominate in the same game nor stay on the floor together enough to make a discernable impact. Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving of the Nets have little to no chemistry and it’s a perfect example of your-turn-my-turn isolation basketball.

The guard duos in Cleveland (Donovan Mitchell and Darius Garland) and Atlanta (Trae Young and Dejounte Murray) are too new with few reps on an NBA court together. The Bucks duo of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton depends on how one views the latter. An argument can be made that Jrue Holiday is the second-best player on the Bucks at times.

Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray have only had one great playoff run behind them and have not regained enough momentum to carry weight in these discussions. The Splash Brothers will not be in this conversation despite being an All-Time great duo given Klay Thompson’s steep decline.

The healthy Boston Celtics pair of Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum literally are a better version of what the Clippers hoped for when they signed Kawhi Leonard and traded for Paul George — two players who have not consistently shared the floor together in eons.

If it was 2020, then LeBron James and Anthony Davis would be valid contenders, but this argument lacks authority given their Disney Bubble Championship.

At the end of the day, I will ride with the duo with the greatest amount of upside and chemistry together. Also, their resumes of deep playoff runs speaks for itself.