With no Gordon Hayward or Kyrie Irving, the opportunity has opened up for Jaylen Brown to carry the Boston Celtics on his shoulders and he hasn’t disappointed.
During last year’s playoff run, we saw a little something in Brown that only transcended into something even more promising during the regular season and this year’s playoffs. With a determination to grow as a complete basketball player, the 2016 No. 3 overall pick as turned into a grown man right before our very eyes.
He has not only added an outside shot to his offensive arsenal, he is a more confident player on both ends of the court. On a maturity level, he is simply beyond his age and is showing it so far in this year’s postseason run.
With the undermanned Celtics desperate for an offensive leader, Jaylen Brown is averaging 23.8 points through the first four games of the first-round series against the Milwaukee Bucks. That includes a 34-point performance in Game 4 that almost catapulted the Celtics to a win.
Although they lost, the game itself gave Celtics fans and observers a promising glimpse of what Brown is capable of.