Celtics’ Jaylen Brown Is Sneaky One Of NBA’s Most Efficient Scorers This Season

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It’s almost hard to remember that before the COVID-19 outbreak shut the NBA season down in March, the Boston Celtics were a blast to watch.

Of course, Jayson Tatum was on an absolute tear, putting himself in the conversation as one of the league’s young superstars.

But all the while, teammate Jaylen Brown quietly was putting together a campaign that saw him as one of the NBA’s most efficient scorers, despite trailing Tatum and Kemba Walker in scoring for the Celtics.

As noted by @nbacircles on Instagram, Brown wildly has been under appreciated this season.

Among players who average 20 points per game, Brown had the highest effective field goal percentage (55.9 percent) and was second in averages for field goals (49 percent) and 2-point field goals (55.2 percent) among guards.

And these numbers only seem to get better in transition.

He also has the lowest usage, second fewest touches, third lowest time of possession and the forth-most points-per-touch.

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Jaylen Brown?s great season hasn?t been talked about much due to Tatum?s explosion, but Brown has been one of the most improved players this season. He has put up great numbers as the third option on the third-seeded Celtics. With Kemba and Tatum handling the ball a lot looking to score, Brown has been able to average 20 ppg while primarily playing off-ball and letting Kemba and Tatum play their game. He utilizes then transition and catch-and-shoot opportunities and does so at a very efficient clip while adding elite defense. Jaylen Brown is the perfect modern complimentary star and will be an essential part of the Celtic?s success both now, and in the future as he is only 23 years-old. Where do you rank Jaylen Brown right now amongst shooting guards, and where do you think he?ll rank in 5 years?

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And while Brown has been one of the NBA’s most improved players this season, he’s also emerged as a young player who is wise well beyond his years.

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