The Boston Celtics have been one of the best teams in the NBA over the last few years, with stars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown coming into their own as a dynamic duo for the storied franchise.
Although this promising young team seems to get better and better with every passing season, the Celtics continue to come up short, with Tatum and Brown leading the way.
Much of the blame for the team’s shortcomings has been directed at Brown, as some don’t believe he’s good enough to be a legitimate second option on a championship-caliber team.
However, Colin Cowherd thinks Tatum might be holding the team back from reaching its true potential, as he believes the Duke product hasn’t proven he can be the alpha for Boston, via The Herd with Colin Cowherd.
"Tatum as a No.1 — the Celtics are never going to be special… I've got six years. We still don't know if he's got the alpha in him late in games."
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) July 7, 2023
Although the Celtics brass has maintained that the team is standing pat after acquiring star forward Kristaps Porzingis in a trade with the Washington Wizards, the team has yet to sign Brown to a supermax contract extension, and the rumors continue to swirl about Boston.
With Damian Lillard and James Harden currently available on the trade market, the Celtics could see what it would take to bring in one of these two superstar guards.
Cowherd may believe Tatum might not be the guy in Boston right now, but if a deal is going to come to fruition, it will almost certainly involve Brown being sent elsewhere.
Tatum is the face of the Celtics franchise right now and is arguably the most popular athlete in Boston, with Tom Brady now retired, meaning he won’t be going anywhere unless the team is willing to really shake things up.NEXT: Analyst Details Why The Celtics Should Not Pursue Damian Lillard