Jaylen Brown Guarantees Trip to NBA Finals Next Season

The Celtics fell one win short of an NBA Finals berth, but with LeBron James moving to the Western Conference, Boston feels more confident in their ability to advance come next season.

According to former All-Rookie Second Team honoree Jaylen Brown, there isn’t a shadow of a doubt on his team’s ability to reach the finals, saying: “Oh, we’re getting to the Finals. No question about it.”

The Celtics roster is loaded with talent. Boston had two All-Stars last season in Kyrie Irving and Al Horford, but you can expect that total to rise come 2019. Gordon Hayward is also a former All-Star who likely would have duplicated that honor if he hadn’t fallen to injury in the first game of the year that kept him sidelined the entire season. Their roster is full of young players poised to break out, including but not limited to Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Terry Rozier, and Marcus Smart.

The most impressive aspect of this team’s roster is its depth. They have the best second team in the NBA by far, and it is arguable that their bench could assemble a decent NBA team if they were starters elsewhere. Brown believes in this team’s talent, saying that “We got like a lot of talent on this team. And we’ve got some real good mindsets, and it’s a pleasure playing with them all. But we have to be on one page if we want to be successful.”

Although they are the favorites to win the East, Brown understands that nothing comes easy and they are going to have to work to achieve this goal.

At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if we are the favorite in the East or if we’re predicted to win 10 games in the East. You’ve got to come out and play. Simple. But at the same time, expectation levels are there, and we have expectation levels for ourselves. So it’s important for us to stay grounded and just continue to play ball, continue to play the way we played this past season — sharing the ball, want everybody to get off, and everything will take care of itself.

He later added that “It’s important for us to stay grounded and just continue to play ball. Continue to play the way we played this past season.”

In the wake of LeBron’s departure, there is nowhere to go but up for this Celtics team.


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