Boston Celtics swingman Jaylen Brown is one of the best up and coming talents in the league. Initially billed as a defensive stopper as he came into the NBA, he has blossomed into a two-way star in the making. You may even say that he has glimpses of Tracy McGrady in him.
According to a tweet from Jay King of The Athletic, he looked up and modeled the way he plays to the Hall of Famer’s style.
Jaylen Brown said he patterned his game after Tracy McGrady. Getting invited to work out with T-Mac this summer was a big thrill.
— Jay King (@ByJayKing) September 24, 2018
One of the best experiences in life is the moment that you get to meet your hero. We can imagine Brown having the time of his life, because not only did he get to be up close and personal with the legendary scorer, but he was invited to work out with the player he admired.
As awesome as the experience was for Brown, it definitely was not just for pleasantries. After getting to work out with one of the best and most dangerous scorers of all time, it would not be a surprise if we get to see a new and improved Jaylen Brown.
Last season, Brown had his stats take a big leap from his rookie year. He averaged 14.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1.0 steal per game while shooting nearly 40 percent from the 3-point line compared to his rookie year of 6.6 points and 2.8 rebounds per game while shooting 34 percent from the arc.
With the upcoming season and trajectory that he is headed, we might see another breakout year from this All-Star in the making.