Jaylen Brown is looking like a star in pick and roll for the Celtics
Jaylen Brown has 60 total points in the Celtic’s first two
games of the season. As impressive as that is, what’s more impressive is how
much his game has really grown from year four to this year, year five.
Jaylen Brown on his added ballhanding in a pick-and-roll "New year, new season, new responsibilities."
In seasons one and two, he was really stuck on driving to the hoop
no matter what, as he wasn’t a great shooter yet and wanted to dunk on
everybody any chance he had. Later in year two and three, he started slowly
working on his shot and making the choice of when to go for the poster dunk and when
to either attempt a contact layup or kick it back out. By year four (last
season), he had softened his touch enough and improved his footwork enough that
he could hit post-up turnaround jumpers and finish layups through contact. This
development is what led to his 20.3ppg last season. Now, it appears even with a
small sample size, that Brown has taken his game another one or two steps
In games one and two, Jaylen has shown that he has improved
his handle, his passing, his shot making, and most importantly his ability to
read the defense. He is looking like a player that could score 20-25 points a night especially with Kemba Walker out with his injury. With the departure of Gordon Hayward this offseason, C's fans weren’t too sure how we would replace
him in the offense. Through just two games, now we know, as Brad Steven’s has been using
Brown similarly to how he used Hayward in the past. It is for that reason, Jaylen has been getting a chance to show what he can do in the pick and roll and to this point has
looked like and absolute natural. Take a look;
This type of play is promising from Jaylen Brown. Changes pace, leads the pick and roll, relocates after finding Theis on the perimeter. Could have thrown a more accurate pass to Theis, but did a lot right on this possession with and without the ball. pic.twitter.com/NFYvwjhz7L
Jaylen has shown that he has really improved his reads and playmaking this season. Watch him drive, read where the help is coming from and quickly pass to Theis who's man left to help for an easy bucket in pick and roll;
Quick thread of Jaylen Brown working in PnR last night.
First he rejects the double screen to open up the floor before finding Thompson for the easy bucket. This is a good read of the spacing to open up the right play vs forcing the screen. pic.twitter.com/C8QOFZ05c6