Brown suffered a right thumb sprain on Wednesday versus the Detroit Pistons and didn't play on Thursday against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Celtics are currently on a two-game losing streak:
Celtics list Jaylen Brown (thumb) as questionable for Saturday vs Suns. Marcus Smart added to injury report with an ankle sprain. He and Daniel Theis (knee soreness) are both probable.
— Chris Forsberg (@ChrisForsberg_) January 17, 2020
The Celtics are 27-13 on the season after losing to the Bucks. They are in third place in the Eastern Conference standings.
Jaylen Brown has appeared in 35 games this season for the Celtics. He’s averaging 20.0 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists while shooting 49.2 percent from the field, 39.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free-throw line.
Many believe one of the reasons Brown is flourishing this season is because he got his contract taken care of. Brown signed a rookie-scale extension with the Celtics before the season started, so he’s playing free now and turning into an elite two-way player right before our eyes.
Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge is starting to look really smart for not trading Jayson Tatum and Brown for some of the superstars who have requested trades over the past few seasons.
The Celtics appear on their way to redeeming themselves after last season’s dysfunctional campaign which saw them lose to the Bucks in the second round of the playoffs in five games.