Big 3 #1. Boston Celtics: Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Kristaps Porzingis
Or should it be Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Jrue Holiday? The Boston Celtics have so much talent to work with and should be able to put out a Big 4 at their leisure, setting themselves up to finally carry Tatum and Brown over the line with a title.
The dynamic duo of Boston’s Jay-birds is well-known. Tatum is one of the best young scorers in the entire league. Brown took a little more time to develop, but is arguably the top No. 2 in the NBA and would be the No. 1 guy on a lot of teams.
Kristaps Porzingis should make for a great fit on Boston, though. Imagining him as a 1-for-1 replacement of Robert Williams III and the Celtics take away some of its rim protection, but Porzingis is not as bad of a defender as he sometimes is accused of being.
Additionally, his presence should allow for Joe Mazzulla’s squad to have some ludicrous spacing. Porzingis hit 38.5 percent of his threes last season, second-best mark of his career. Al Horford isn’t a great three-point shooter, but if he and Porzingis share the court with Brown, Tatum, and virtually anyone else, defenders are going to be in for a problem guarding the perimeter.
NBA stars take plenty of criticism when they fail to live up to expectations and these seven stars all have something to prove in the 2023–24 season.
In comments before the season, the Latvian big man discussed how easy it was to play alongside Brown and Tatum, something that appeared obvious to the naked eye. The two superstars have been able to get their own, even when Porzingis is on the court launching threes.
The talent and fit of the Boston Celtics’ Big 3 makes it the best in the NBA at the start of the 2023-24 season.