Though Jaylen Brown has already proven to be a borderline All-Star with the Boston Celtics, Bleacher Report believes his full potential would more easily be achieved elsewhere.
To say Boston Celtics wing Jaylen Brown isn’t an integral part to the C’s success in 2019-20 would be the equivalent of saying water is not essential for survival. In other words, it’s completely ridiculous.
Playing in his fourth season in the NBA, Brown is finding himself boasting career averages seemingly all across the board. Through 55 outings, the 23-year-old is averaging 20.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.1 steals per game on 49 percent shooting from the field and 39 percent shooting from deep.
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With these major progressions in his game, Brown has been deemed by many as an All-Star-snub this season, and is easily penciled in as one of the best rising stars the league currently has at their disposal.
Still, even with these truths, some are under the impression that the talented youngster may be better suited elsewhere to reach his full potential. According to Zach Buckley of Bleacher Report, Brown is one of five specific players who he deems to be one area code change away from achieving “superstar status”.
Buckley went on to say:
The Celtics, as currently constructed, mask Brown’s star-level impact.
It’s tricky to stand out on offense when Tatum, Walker and Gordon Hayward are all around and averaging more than 17 points, too. Similarly, there isn’t a ton of defensive spotlight available when Marcus Smart is defending at an all-league level and Tatum is making a massive leap on that end.
Brown’s recognition starts and stops with All-Star snub lists, which seems impossible given his immense two-way talent. But if Boston doesn’t thin its ranks to move him up the pecking order or send him to a place where he’ll be the unquestioned leader, the public will never recognize his leap from good to great.
Recently, we discussed our take on the matter and, ultimately, came to the civilized conclusion that Brown’s place is in Beantown.
That said, today the Houdini will play B/ R’s little game and pinpoint the three teams we believe would give Jaylen Brown the best shot of reaching superstardom: