Celtics fans, including myself, had one of the roughest seasons to deal with out of any fanbase in the NBA. Aside from the Lakers and Knicks, the Celtics saw their organization and season crumble the…
October 17, 2019, 11:43 amJaylen BrownSG, Boston Celtics
Celtics' GM Danny Ainge expressed confidence that the team will reach an extension with Jaylen Brown before the Oct. 21 deadline.
Brown was previously offered a four-year, $80 million extension, which he turned down. If no deal is reached by Monday's deadline, Brown will become a restricted free agent next offseason and should be able to break the bank in what figures to be a weak free agent class. Regardless of the outcome of these negotiations, Brown's statistical profile hasn't translated into fantasy production during his young career and he remains a fringe fantasy option in the very last rounds.
Source: Chris Forsber on Twitter
October 15, 2019, 11:54 amKemba WalkerPG, Boston Celtics
Kemba Walker, Jayson Tatum, Enes Kanter, Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward and Daniel Theis were all left back in Boston as the Celtics plan to rest most of their rotation guys for Tuesdays’s game against the Cavs.
The Celtics destroyed the Cavs on Sunday and are opting to give the night off to their starters as the season opener is just a week away. Tatum is actually battling an illness but the rest of the guys will just receive a maintenance day.
Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter
October 11, 2019, 9:59 pmJaylen BrownSG, Boston Celtics
Jaylen Brown scored 11 points and added seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block in 23 minutes vs. the Magic on Friday.
With Kemba Walker out of this game with knee soreness and Marcus Smart starting at point guard, Brown was slotted in at shooting guard. Brown's versatility will allow him to play shooting guard, small forward and power forward for the Celtics. He even played some centre for the national team at the World Cup in ultra-small-ball lineups. Be careful drafting Brown as he only shot 65.8 percent from the free-throw line.
October 3, 2019, 12:45 pmJaylen BrownSG, Boston Celtics
Per Brian Robb of the Boston Sports Journal, the Celtics have reached out to Jaylen Brown to initiate talks on a contract extension.
Both sides have until October 21st to get a deal done, or Brown would become a restricted free agent this offseason. Earlier reports had Brown signing an extension as "pretty slim." Regardless of the outcome, Brown figures to play a prominent role with the Celtics this season.
Source: Boston Sports Journal
September 30, 2019, 7:15 pmRomeo LangfordSG, Boston Celtics
Romeo Langford is pain-free after undergoing right thumb surgery.
Langford should only be a reserve guard for the Celtics, who have the luxury of possibly using Jaylen Brown as a Sixth Man. Still, it's positive news that he appears to have recovered fully.
Source: Adam Himmelsbach on Twitter
September 25, 2019, 10:33 amJaylen BrownSG, Boston Celtics
Sean Deveney is reporting that “the chance is pretty slim” that Jaylen Brown signs a long-term deal with the Celtics in the coming month.
Three other players from the 2016 NBA Draft class have received contract extensions already. Ben Simmons and Jamal Murray have gotten max deals, while Caris Levert signed a deal last month worth $52 million over three years. Part of the issue for Brown and the Celtics is determining his value. A case can be made for a max contract for Brown because he might have that kind of talent. But because of Boston’s crowded rotation, he has never produced max-contract numbers. Boston has not done many extensions recently, choosing instead to let restricted free agency play out or to simply let their young players walk. There is a factor for the team to consider though, as next year’s free-agent class is especially weak. Rebuilding teams like the Raptors, the Grizzlies and the Cavs will have cap space, and Brown could be a featured player on rosters like those. A deal could definitely happen therefore, but it’s not expected so the Celtics and Brown will careen toward the extension deadline.
Source: Sean Deveney on Twitter
September 7, 2019, 10:50 amKemba WalkerPG, Boston Celtics
Kemba Walker and Donovan Mitchell led US past Greece 69-53 on Saturday to remain undefeated at 4-0.
Walker finished with a team-high 15 points to go with four rebounds and six assists while Mitchell had 10 points, five rebounds, three assists, one block and a steal. Jaylen Brown and Harrison Barnes also had solid all-around lines and Marcus Smart returned to action after missing the previous game with a quad strain. Giannis Antetokounmpo led Greece with 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting to go with 13 rebounds, two steals, a block and a triple as Greece needs to beat the Czech Republic by at least 12 points on Monday to advance to the next round of the tournament, assuming the US will beat Brazil as well.
September 5, 2019, 1:42 pmJaylen BrownSG, Boston Celtics
Jaylen Brown scored a game-high 20 points on 9-of-15 shooting with seven rebounds, two triples and two steals in Thursday's blowout of Japan.
Brown will look to keep it rolling on Saturday when Team USA takes on Greece in the second round of the FIBA tournament.
September 1, 2019, 10:04 pmJaylen BrownSG, Boston Celtics
Jaylen Brown was disappointing on Sunday, scoring two points with three rebounds and one assist in 18 minutes of action for Team USA.
Brown had a rough showing in this one, although it did not seem to slow down his team's performance too much. Entering his fourth season with the Celtics, Brown still has the potential to improve on last season's averages of 13 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists. Perhaps the easiest area for improvement would be his free throw rate, which stood at 65.8 percent last year.
August 26, 2019, 12:36 pmJaylen BrownSG, Boston Celtics
Team USA got back on track in Monday's exhibition win over Canada, scoring a team-high 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting.
Brown added three rebounds, a steal and a 3-pointer in 19 minutes of work. Although Canada is without their top talent and not likely to be a major contender at the tournament, this was a nice way for Team USA to steady itself after losing to Australia. Brown is looking at an improved fantasy season with Boston opening up some more opportunity to make him a featured player and should be viewed as a late-round pick with a little bit of upside.
August 14, 2019, 10:18 pmJaylen BrownSG, Boston Celtics
Danny Ainge said that Jaylen Brown handled the difficult situation with the Celtics last season better than anyone else on the team.
Brown was a pivotal player in the 2018 playoff push, so it must have been troubling for him to take a backseat last season. He handled it much better than Terry Rozier did, who had a similar dip in minutes and usage. Brown could make a leap this season as he enters the season as the starting shooting guard and there are more opportunities headed his way.
Source: NBC Sports Boston
July 23, 2019, 1:57 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle and Jaylen Brown have been added to the Team USA training camp roster.
The superstars on the original invite list are dropping out rapidly these days, so Team USA is replacing them with younger players who might not have otherwise had a shot at representing their nation on the largest stage. Both Randle and Brown figure to take on larger roles for their teams this season, and hopefully this selection will be a good first step to what is hopefully a big season.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
May 6, 2019, 11:27 pmJaylen BrownF, Boston Celtics
Jaylen Brown put up 16 points, seven rebounds, two assists, a steal and two threes in 39 minutes on Monday vs. the Bucks.
Brown came out aggressive again tonight and ended the game having made 5-of-11 field goals and all four of his free throws. He's seemingly turned a corner in the playoffs and is looking more confident in his role. The Celtics could very well shake up this roster over the summer, so Brown's role could greatly expand or shrink.
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