Celtics G Jaylen Brown looking to ‘turn it up’ on next few weeks heading to playoffs
After spending All-Star break in Cuba and the Bahamas, Jaylen Brown says he's ready to "get back into it with a laser-like focus": "It's all basketball from this point on . . . I'm looking to turn it up these next eight, nine weeks going into the playoffs."
— Boston.com Celtics News (@BDCCeltics) February 20, 2020
A calf injury kept the 23-year-old wing from participating in Boston’s last game prior to the break. However, apart from missing a few games due to injury, the former No. 3 overall pick has been incredible for the Celtics this 2019-20 campaign.
After coming off the bench for much of last season and averaging 13.0 points per game, Brown has transformed into a legitimate star. He is currently putting up 20.2 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists per contest while shooting 49.5 percent from the field, 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free-throw line.
While he did not make the All-Star team, with his teammates Kemba Walker and Jayson Tatum picked ahead of him, Brown doesn’t seem to mind and remains focused to their ultimate goal of making the NBA Finals and lifting the Larry O’Brien Trophy.
Jaylen Brown has been praised for his demeanor and dedication to the game throughout his four-year career, and with the Celtics currently in third place in the Eastern Conference with a 38-16 record, Boston will need every bit of that energy if they want to compete for a title.