Felger & Mazz

Felger & Mazz

Felger & Mazz

The Boston Celtics season came to an end on Monday night at the hands of the Miami Heat. When it came time to step up for the Celtics in game 7, Jaylen Brown couldn’t do it. On Tuesday, Felger and Mazz gave their thoughts on Brown’s game 7 performance.

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  • Felger and Mazz give their thoughts

    Felger: Where do you start with this one?

    Mazz: There. Right there. My biggest takeaway from the game, the whole point was you needed your second guy who wants to be a number one to step up. He wants to be that guy and in that moment, he failed. He failed miserably, frankly. Eight turnovers. Eight turnovers! And so to me you learned something in that game last night. You learned that Jaylen Brown is not the number one guy on a championship team and I think we can say that definitively. So Tatum’s better. Now, again, the makeup might be different or whatever. Tatum’s a better player, and Tatum’s younger, by the way, so he’s better now and he’s still got a little more room. He’s younger and he’s less experienced by a year. Now, does that mean that Tatum is the guy? I don’t know. But I know that Brown isn’t. And so now is there room for him to grow? Maybe. But I’m now more open to moving him than I ever was before because you got to do something here. It’s not where I would start, I would start somewhere else, but to me, the big takeaway of that game last night is that you’re one-two is a much of a one-two because when Jayson Tatum wasn’t at 100%, the rest of it wasn’t remotely good enough.

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    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – MAY 29: Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics competes for the ball with Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat during the first quarter in game seven of the Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden on May 29, 2023 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

  • Felger: So again, I think Jaylen Brown is obviously the most immediate need because he had that game last night. His contract is up first. So it just sort of starts with him. And boy, I just think there’s just such a horrible look for Jaylen Brown on so many levels. Just the way he carried on this year, and when I say carried on, that’s a little strong, but the way he carried himself. He had a problem with the way the team is constructed. He has a problem with the way the old coach was handled. He has a problem with the city. He has a problem with the climate. He has a problem with the fact that it’s not considered a true partnership between him and Tatum. He has a problem with Grant Williams. He’s got a problem with this guy. He’s got a problem with you. He’s got a problem with me. He’s got a problem with his teammates. He got a problem the organization. And then he gets all NBA. You know, he’s got a problem that he’s not treated with the proper respect in the league and you know people to don’t understand what I do and the sacrifices I make and on and on and on and then he gets his all NBA, which means he gets the bag of money, and how has he been since? And then he gets the textbook opportunity to carry the team when they need to be carried and he goes in the tank and sucks. So I just think that’s a bad look for that guy. A lot of things came home to roost on that play. Good thing you put Grant Williams in his place, Jaylen! Good. Excellent. Yes, yes, yes, yes. Now it’s up to you and what are you going to do? Oh, I see you’re just going to dribble it off your knee for 48 minutes. Good. Excellent.

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