Sunday, January 23 2022

The only thing that probably gets the Hawks to consider moving Collins is talking about Jaylen Brown in a deal (with Collins and more heading back to Boston) and league sources indicate Boston isn’t willing to go there with the All-Star this year. There could be some smaller deals that make sense with Atlanta and Boston but I don’t see Collins involved in any of them.
Source: Brian Robb @ Booth Newspapers

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Ime Udoka confirmed he ran with the starters, especially Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, for a long stint because he wanted to see if they’d make a run. He knew he’d pull them early in Q4 if that didn’t happen. Added he loved the competitiveness the kids played with at the end. – 9:42 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Doc Rivers said the Sixers tried to show Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown a crowd defensively, and was thrilled with the effort overall. Said Philly had 27 deflections by halftime, and that they hope to get that many across the entire game. – 9:29 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown played the entire third quarter and are both starting the fourth.
Ime Udoka is probably giving Boston about five minutes to make a run here in Q4 and then he’ll pull the plug if Philly is still up big. – 8:57 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown remain in the game to start the fourth after playing the entire third quarter. – 8:56 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I need an investigative piece on what happened to Jaylen Brown’s handle. – 8:52 PM

A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
Halftime and the #Celtics still getting their asses kicked, trailing Philly 55-35. Three Sixers in double figures, led by Tobias Harris’ 11 pts. Jaylen Brown leads the C’s with 7 pts. – 8:08 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Jayson Tatum/Jaylen Brown combined line in the first half: 12 points, 4-of-20 FG, 2-of-12 3pt, 8 turnovers – 8:07 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
It’s a 55-35 lead at the half and Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are shooting a combined 4/20. Matisse Thybulle has been an absolute menace on the defensive end. #Sixers8:07 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum are a combined 4-for-18 from the floor. Tatum also has three fouls. – 8:05 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are shooting a combined 4/16 right now. The defense on those 2 has been stifling. #Sixers7:58 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Matisse Thybulle just basically caught a Jaylen Brown jumper in mid air.
Philly is now on an 18-2 run, and leads Boston by 10. – 7:28 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics starters tonight:
Robert Williams
Al Horford
Jayson Tatum
Jaylen Brown
Dennis Schroder
76ers starters:
Joel Embiid
Tobias Harris
Furkan Korkmaz
Seth Curry
Tyrese Maxey – 6:31 PM

John Karalis @John_Karalis
Video breakdown: How Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown work together to get themselves, and teammates, open shots…11:50 AM

More on this storyline

Marc Stein on the Celtics: They’ve been sending out the signal pretty strongly that they are not ready to trade Jaylen Brown. -via / January 11, 2022

Keith Smith: Jayson Tatum on talking and working with Jaylen Brown: “We both want to be here and we both want to figure it out. We want it bad. We want to figure it out together. There’s not too many players in the league like JB. We’ve got each other’s back.” -via Twitter @KeithSmithNBA / January 11, 2022

The 19-21 Celtics have indicated to rival teams that they want to build around Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown — and have no interest to split up the two All-Star forwards right now, sources said. The 18-21 Celtics appear open for business around other players on the roster. Boston engaged with the 76ers before the season about a potential Simmons deal, but showed no inclination to move Brown. -via The Athletic / January 10, 2022

Source: Yahoo Sports


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