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Doubtful that Jaylen Brown replaces Kevin McHale as Celtics "Black Hole"

 Danny Ainge once (at least once) called teammate, Kevin McHale "The Black Hole" because once the ball was passed into McHale in the pivot - it never came back out. Kevin's compadres knew they would not see the ball again once the 6'10" forward caught their pass, but he had great inside moves and had a career .554 on field goals. His career assist average was 2.0 APG.



Now to Jaylen Brown. Jaylen has a career assist average of 2.8 APG, and his number this season is at 3.6 APG. But rightly so, his field goal career percentage is at .475 - not bad, but not up to McHale standards.

It is well-known among NBA analysts that Brown is known for sometimes forcing his offense, but if he can continue his synergy with teammate, Kristaps Porzingis, that may change. Getting it to the big Latvian for easy hoops may win a number of games for Boston this season.

So, for now, there is little danger of Jaylen Brown playing second fiddle to Kevin McHale as Boston's "Black Hole". That title is safely in the hands of McHale - for now.



 

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