After a 14-point loss on Nov. 1 and a dismal 2-5 start, Marcus Smart said Celtics teammates Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown “don’t want to pass the ball.” Two days later, they held a team meeting to hash things out.
Looks like all the C’s needed was some honest communication.
Since then, Boston is 8-3 (10-8 overall) and finally clicking behind a revitalized defense and the superstar play of Jayson Tatum.
This Celtics team will live or die by their star trio — Tatum, Brown, and Smart are three of the four highest-paid players on the team, accounting for 47.6% of the team’s payroll ($69.2M).
Now with Brown back, this newfound chemistry will be tested at home against the 13-5 Nets tomorrow night on ESPN.