With all the attention centered in on the NBA Summer League debut of Markelle Fultz and Jayson Taytum in yesterday’s Celtics vs. 76ers game, it was Jaylen Brown who turned out to be the best player on the court yesterday. Brown put up 29 points and 13 rebounds.
Brown also came up with the biggest play of the game, coming from the help side to reject Fultz at the buzzer to clinch the win.
Markelle Fultz attempts to win game with reverse dunk, gets splatted by Jaylen Brown pic.twitter.com/61kkpfmZsE— Agent of NBA Chaos (@World_Wide_Wob) July 4, 2017
Brown looked even more polished than he did at the end of his rookie season; with an array of spin moves, Euro steps, and fancy footwork, he was clearly the best player on the floor. After the game, Brown said that “on this team, my job is to be a playmaker.” He’s not there yet, but look how far he’s come in such a short amount of time already. He had zero assists with seven turnovers and his handle is still pretty loose, but you can tell that the game has slowed down for him and he’s able to now change speeds and use his athleticism in bursts rather than playing at 120% all the time.
It looks like Brown and Tatum are going to make for quite the future wing combination for the Celtics, particularly if they can also add Gordon Hayward to the mix.