Skip to main content

Jaylen Brown skyrocketing as second banana


We were all witness to it. Jaylen Brown put on a show, albeit against a Grizzlies team that truly wanted the game over before it even began. Nonetheless, Brown showed what he's made of - hitting tough shot after tough shot, getting to the rack, and playmaking for his teammates. Brown has been a revelation through 5 games this year, and should continue to get better. 

To realistically have a shot at an NBA title, teams need at least 2 All-Star to All-NBA caliber players. Now more than ever, the league is dominated by dynamic duos. Kawhi and Paul George, Lebron and AD, Giannis and Khris Middleton, Durant and Kyrie, Bam and Jimmy, and so on. 

Among those duos, Brown has often been compared to two players in particular - Paul George and Khris "Celtics killer" Middleton. Both serve as the secondary option on their teams, but are more than capable of being the man on any given night. Likewise, both of those players effect every aspect of the game - plus defenders, great scorers, and above average facilitators. In the early parts of the season, Brown has looked more and more like one of those top tier "second bananas" (Middleton and George's stats are from the full 19-20 season).

   USG% = Usage rate
PSA = Points generated per 100 shot attempts
AST% = % of teammate makes that player assisted on

Brown's usage rate, points per shot attempt, and assist percentage are all quite similar to George and Middleton. Although it's very early in the season, what Brown has shown so far has been very encouraging for the Cs. There has been a lot of talk about trading Brown for bigger names to pair with Tatum, whether it be James Harden or Karl Anthony Towns. If Brown, however, keeps producing at his current level, then the Celtics could already have the foundation for their next championship squad. 

*All stats per cleaningtheglass.com*

Photo Credit


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

The Elm Street Nightmare

 A true-and-suspenseful horror tale of haunting, homicides and the hunt for triple-murderer, Daniel Laplante - as told by the cops that were there By Lt. Thomas Lane (Ret.)  Daniel Laplante - cold, calm, clever, calculating- Photo: YouTube   Elm Street  surfaces on four occasions in the Laplante saga: 1.) He  resided on Elm Street  in Townsend, Massachusetts 2.) He  kidnapped a woman  at gunpoint on  Elm Street, Pepperell , Massachusetts 3.) He was arrested and transported to Massachusetts State Police Barracks on Elm Street in Concord . 3.) He was  tried, convicted   and sentenced for the murders at  Superior Court , corner of  Elm Stree t and Gorham Street, Lowell, Massachusetts. When evil and cleverness reside in the same mind, the stage is often set for true horror. Such was the case with triple-murderer, Daniel Laplante . As a 16-year old , he quickly transitioned from: Minor thefts and breaking into homes To: Taunting and threatening a father and his two daughters as an unseen

Nik Stauskas adds "shooting with size" voiced by Brad Stevens

 As a 6'6" shooting guard, 28-year-old Nik Stauskas adds that shooting with size sorely needed by the Boston Celtics. Drafted 8th-overall by the Sacramento Kings in 2014, Stauskas has bounced around to various teams since then. Nik Stauskas' deal with the Boston Celtics includes non-guaranteed salary for the second season in 2022-23, a source tells @celticsblog . — Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) March 4, 2022 Nik has never averaged more than 9.5 points per game in the NBA, but Boston is most likely counting on his production for Grand Rapids in the G League as the incentive to sign him. In 17 games thus far, he has averaged 24.7 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 4.8 APG - while shooting 50% on field goals and 45% on treys. Nik Stauskas is signing a two-year deal with the Boston Celtics, his agents Mark Bartelstein and Andy Shiffman of @PrioritySports tell ESPN. Stauskas had an historic week, scoring 100 points on 57 and 43 point performances in back-to-back games for Grand Rapids. — Adrian Wo

Rick Barry belittling Bill Russell on TV revealed the real fool

 It happened on national TV during the 1981 NBA Finals . Two of the announcers were Rick Barry and Bill Russell . When asked who was in a photo passed to Barry, Rick responded, "I don't know. Looks like some fool over there (referring to Russ) with the watermelon grin on. Russell repeatedly indicated the photo was of KC Jones , but Barry would have none of it. Worth watching. Russ vs. Rick Barry! The "fool with the watermelon grin" wasn't Bill. It was Barry. Don't believe it was racial, but the two didn't get along. Russ was clearly pissed. Rick Barry - Watermelon Grin https://t.co/NrUSkzrwZH via @YouTube — Tom Lane (@CelticsSentinel) September 24, 2021 Bill responded with, "That was K. C. That wasn't me. That was K. C." Then Barry tried to pass the photo to Bill, and Russ wanted none of that either. "No. I don't want them" is how Russell responded, clearly pissed, but still maintaining that aura of class and composure. Alth