This isn't an attack on Brown by any means, but when you're signed to the richest deal in NBA history, you're going to be held to a high standard.
And through the first seven games of the season, it's hard to say that Brown has lived up to that standard.
Brown's career is slowly becoming plagued by inconsistency. Some nights he looks like the best player on the floor by far, but on others, it can be hard to differentiate Brown from the former Division III guard at your local YMCA whose idea of reliving the so-called glory days is going 2-for-13 from the floor in a pick-up game to 21.
Wednesday's game was a textbook example of Brown's up-and-down play. Sure, he had the Celitcs' most important make of the night, but his first three quarters were easily forgettable.
Unlike guys like Pritchard, Brown isn't going to be used as a trade chip. He has his fair share of struggles, but when it comes down to it, he also has a strong case for being considered the best No. 2 option in the NBA.
So, Brown isn't on "thin ice" with the front office, but he is certainly walking a tightrope with the fan base. One night he's loved, the next he's hated. Few players undergo the scrutiny Brown experiences on a game-by-game basis, and if the two-time All-Star can't get into a rhythm, things are only going to get worse here in 2023-24.