Jaylen Brown is undoubtedly one of the most crucial players for the Boston Celtics. When you are playing for a franchise, which is rich in history and has won most NBA titles in the league, you need to be at your best to be in the good books of its fans. The Celtics fan base is one of the more passionate ones in the NBA as of now and they have been for the longest time on similar grounds. They have witnessed success that very few teams have experienced. They dominated the league for long periods, to which few teams like the Lakers, Bulls, and Warriors have challenged at different times. But the team managed to stay on top of their game for a longer period, and very high expectations to continue the same is the least their fans can expect. They tend to go overboard with both praise as well as criticism and recently it seems like they have done the same with their star guard Jaylen Brown.
25 years old star was considered a superstar in their very recent outings. He, along with other superstars in the team led them to the Finals after 11 years of wait, but it seems the criticism for losing the Finals has been a bit more vocal than he would have liked. Brown was seen as an integral part of Ime Udoka’s plans and did his offensive duties well in all 24 games played in the 2022 playoffs.
Is the Love lost between Boston Celtics and Jaylen Brown?
Jaylen Brown was 3rd overall pick back in the 2016 NBA Draft, and the Atlanta-born star lived up to his draft status. His career stats showed improvements in every season, as he managed to reach the highs in the 2021 season with an average of 25 points per game production. He was also one of the most used stars on the floor, clocking around 35 minutes for the team.
In his 5 appearances in the playoffs, the youngster put his 100% on the floor, playing in all the games for the Celts, and averaged around 18 points per game over a total of 85 games played. But his recent performance was very effective, as he bailed the team out of many tricky games in the postseason with his offensive prowess. He averaged 23 points per game, second-best in the team in the 2022 postseason.
So, the 2021 All-Star, Brown is right to be upset over the so-called “secondary treatment” he is receiving at the Greens. Also, there has been some talk of including Brown in a package for the Kevin Durant trade. This could rather make the relations sour. Jaylen Brown made it abundantly clear how he feels about some Boston Celtics fans.
He was also their leading scorer in the Finals, as Jayson Tatum struggled. But the little negative things tend to add up as time goes by and it’d be a shame if this leads to a split in the coming years. The Celtics fan base would be hoping that it’s not the case as the team as presently constructed, is set to contend for titles for the years to come if they stick together.
Jaylen Brown is about to enter his seventh professional season out of Cal. He is now making big money annually, having just amassed nearly $25 million in annual salary. Over the next two seasons, Brown is slated to make roughly $26.7 million in 2022-23 and $28.5 million in 2023-24 before he hits unrestricted free agency in 2024. This would be ahead of Brown’s age-28 season in the NBA. People would want “prime years” of their star guard if they want to see the longevity in their dominance.