Boston Celtics: 2 main critiques of Jaylen Brown in 2021-22

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There is no doubt Jaylen Brown is the second-best player on this Boston Celtics team behind Jayson Tatum, but there are two key areas he needs to improve in his game.

Before I get into what may seem like harsh criticisms of his performance, let’s talk about what JB is doing really well this season.

The two guard is defending at an incredibly high level on the perimeter and is able to effectively guard up to three positions with his versatility on that end.

For the second straight season, he has maintained his improved free throw percentage and is holding a career 37 percent clip from beyond the arc.

This is great for someone who came into the league with obvious deficiencies with his jump shot, who was in the mid-60s regularly when at the free-throw line, and who shot a far less volume on 3-pointers as he was more of a slasher.

The 25-year-old wing has vastly diversified his offensive attack by extending his range, becoming such a threat from outside that defenses have to pay attention such close attention to him, becoming a reliable free throw shooter where he now converts at a 76 percent clip from the charity stripe, and the development of a nifty in-between game.

Number seven has become a certified two-way star in this league, and the next step is polishing his game by dictating the pace of play and avoiding generally careless mistakes on the offensive side of the ball.

There are still two holes in his game that need filling and may keep him from ever reaching his full potential as a future superstar in this league.

Without further ado, here are two critiques of Jaylen Brown:

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