Jaylen shares take on Smart's ‘us vs. everybody' comment


Marcus Smart said after the Boston Celtics' blowout win over the Washington Wizards that the team is embracing an "us vs. everybody" mentality. Are his teammates buying into that mindset?

Jaylen Brown shared his thoughts on Smart's comments during his Tuesday press conference.

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"Obviously, the season hasn't gone the way we expected," Brown said. "We always try to find ways together as a team. So, I think the mentality, 'us against the world' is the right frame of mind to be in.

"If these are the guys that we got, these are the guys we're rolling with, then we've got to make the best of our situation regardless of what people are saying."

The Celtics enter Tuesday's game vs. the Sacramento Kings with a 24-24 record that places them eighth in the Eastern Conference standings. Their inconsistency and ongoing issues with closing out games have prompted plenty of criticism, though it appears they're doing their best to use that negativity as motivation going forward.

Brown seems to be on the same page as Smart, but as he alludes to, a roster shakeup could be on the way. And if C's president Brad Stevens stands pat at the deadline, it doesn't exactly inspire confidence that Brown believes the team simply would have to "make the best" of its situation.

The NBA trade deadline is set for Feb. 10, and the Celtics front office reportedly has been "extremely active." Stay tuned.

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