Jaylen Brown is definitely emerging from his slump

Kyrie Irving was the first Celtics player to get his game together after a sluggish start. Than Gordon Hayward started hitting his stride. Now it appears Jaylen Brown, after three games out with injury, is starting to click.

For the season, Brown was averaging 28 MPG and notching 12.5 PPG, 4.2 RPG and 1.5 APG. He was shooting 42% on field goals, 30% on threes and 68% on free throws. Since returning to the court, he is averaging 26 MPG, 21.0 PPG, 5.0 RPG and 2.7 APG on 57% from the field, 58% on treys and 82% from the free throw line. In slightly-reduced minutes, he is getting more production and his shooting accuracy has improved significantly.

His quick first step on drives to the hole is becoming evident. He doesn't use it all the time, but when he does, he gets to the hoop very quickly - much like the late Reggie Lewis. Let's hope the past three games are indicative of a trend away from Jaylen's slump. He is even hitting his free throws at an 82% clip. All good signs. Brown is very important in Boston's run to the post-season.

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