#3 overall draft pick Jaylen Brown begins his NBA career tonight against the team that made his spot on the Boston Celtics possible. He is one of those future draft picks the C's got from the Brooklyn Nets in that Paul Pierce/Kevin Garnett trade a few years ago.

The Celts open the season against the Nets at Boston Garden tonight.

Expectations are high for the Celtics to make a deep playoff run. Brown appears to be a pleasant surprise. Al Horford is fitting in as the big free agent pickup. And, most other players from last year's 48-win team return.

The C's will be a little short handed for the first couple of weeks. Guard Marcus Smart is nursing an injured ankle...