After a very promising season, Jaylen Brown sees the Boston Celtics playing some meaningful games in June.
In an appearance on The Pull Up Podcast, hosted by C.J. McCollum, Brown made it clear that the Celtics can and will make this year's NBA Finals.
"We're getting to the finals," Brown said. "No question about it."
It seems like less of a bold statement and more like pointing out the obvious. The Celtics made it all the way to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals without Gordon Hayward or Kyrie Irving. Now that LeBron's out of the way, the Celtics don't really have any huge obstacles, except maybe the Raptors or Sixers.
As for Irving and Hayward, the two are progressing well on their rehab schedules according to head coach Brad Stevens.
Celtics roster is so unbelievably deep. Honestly think they can contend against the Warriors— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) August 7, 2018
PG: Kyrie Irving
SG: Jaylen Brown
SF: Gordon Hayward
PF: Jayson Tatum
C: Al Horford
• Marcus Smart
• Terry Rozier
• Marcus Morris
• Aron Baynes
• Daniel Theis
• Semi Ojeleye
In his sophomore NBA campaign, Brown averaged 14.5 points per game to go with 4.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists over the course of 70 regular-season contests. He also shot 39.5 percent from 3-point land and 46.5 percent from the field overall.
The Celtics open up their season on Oct. 16 when they host the Sixers, which could be a preview of postseason action come next spring.