Jaylen Brown speaks out on re-aggravating his ankles seemingly every game
It seems like Boston Celtics small forward Jaylen Brown is re-aggravating his ankles every other game.
Brown, who plans to play through the soreness, says the NBA schedule doesn’t help him with his recovery:
Brown on playing despite two sore ankles: "We got a game every other day. You can't really get the rest you need to let your body recover. It's probably why I keep re-aggravating the same injury. But I think it's all mental. Just lock it out and come out and do what you got to do
— Mark Murphy (@Murf56) February 10, 2020
The Celtics are one of the hottest teams in the NBA. They have won seven straight and are 37-15 on the season, which is good for third place in the Eastern Conference standings.
Brown is averaging 20.2 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists on the season for the Celtics. The swingman is shooting 49.4 percent from the field, 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 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 everyone’s 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 Milwaukee Bucks in the second round of the playoffs in five games.