Jaylen Brown continues to ascend
Not being named to the 2019-20 NBA All-Star team will only further motivate Jaylen Brown.
In averaging 20.1 points per game this season and really elevating his all-around game to an All-Star level, the Boston Celtics wing certainly presented a strong case to make the team this season.
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While he is not the most notable snub from the 2019-20 NBA All-Star selections, expect Brown to play with a chip on his shoulder going forward, a chip that will help the Boston Celtics make a very deep playoff run.
Following the team’s 119-104 victory over the Golden State Warriors, Brown said all the right things in reacting to being left off the All-Star team.
"“Not disappointed,” Brown said, as transcribed by NESN. “I think there’s a lot of guys they have to choose from, a lot of guys having a good year, it is what it is. Just start gearing up your mind, getting ready for the playoffs and stuff like that, building good habits.”"
Definitely the words of a more mature player. In fact, you better believe the 23-year-old ascending star will use the snub as motivation, as he should.
With teammate Jayson Tatum getting the nod, Brown’s competitive nature and continued growth will be on display as the regular season continues and into the playoffs.