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Will Jaylen Brown earn his first All NBA selection this season?

 

Making All-NBA may come down to Brown at SG or SF


Here’s the short answer: It depends on what position he plays. 

If Jaylen Brown is considered a forward then it’s unlikely (but not impossible) that Brown could be awarded all-NBA status at year end. The forward position is absolutely stacked. Jaylen would be competing not only against Jayson Tatum who was third team all NBA last season but against Giannis, Lebron James, Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, Jimmy Butler and others for one of 6 spots. 

If Jaylen is considered a guard (which is the position he played last night on his way to 33 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists) then his competition is not nearly as formidable  Steph Curry will get one of the six spots on reputation alone. Doncic will get one (and could also win his first of many MVP’s), and so will Bradley Beal who in my opinion is playing the shooting guard position as well as anybody has since Kobe. Let’s not forget a guy named Damian Lillard.  After that it’s wide open  

Jaylen has tightened up his handles. His passing game is finally coming around  He shoots a high percentage  He will most likely average around 25 PPG. Let’s forget that Brown is also becoming a fantastic defender.

Jaylen Brown ranks 5th on my NBA list of guards behind the aforementioned:

1. Luka Doncic 

2. Bradley Beal

3. Steph Curry (who might end up higher if he’s back to his old self)

4. Damian Lillard

5. Jaylen Brown

There will be a lot of Trey Young and Ja Morant fans out there who are wondering how I can leave them out since James Harden will most likely be the 6th choice. Trey Young & Ja Morant need to be able to bring their teams into the playoffs as well as improve their skills significantly on the defensive end. Morant will soon be a regular all-NBA guard so for him it’s not a question of if, but when. 

However if Jaylen Brown continues on his current trajectory of excellence he will pass Ben Simmons this season for sure. Then it becomes a question as to how high up the NBA guard ladder he can climb. 

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