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Kyrie Irving's on-court synergy with Al Horford has been effective since the start of the season, but Uncle Drew has also formed a bond with Jayson Tatum that has important implications for the present and future of the team. The pair accounted for 63 points on 57% shooting from the field to ensure the second win over the Indiana Pacers.



I, for one, am sick of reading about a possible trade of Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart for the Pelicans Anthony Davis. That trio has too much present talent and future potential to do that. Tatum is returning to the form we witnessed last season in the playoffs, and Kyrie has confidence in him on the court - and a friendship with Jayson off of it.


Kyrie draws so much defensive attention on his moves that it creates great opportunities for an outside threat to capitalize on it (read Jayson Tatum here). Three of Irving's five assists in the first half were to Tatum (two 3-pointers and a dunk). Irving has a player option for next season. His friendship and on-court link with Tatum should be a draw for him to seriously consider staying in the Celtics fold. Does the Irving we see in the tweet/video below look like an unhappy man?


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Photo via Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images

Tom Lane 4/18/2019 11:01:00 AM Edit
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