Before missing the last two games, Jaylen Brown was the talk of the Utah Jazz Summer League after a 29-point, 13-rebound performance in a win over the Philadelphia 76ers. Brown’s performance included blocking Markelle Fultz’s potential game-winner as the buzzer sounded. The fact that Brown is even playing in Utah is surprising. Just a month removed from being on the court in crunch time during the Eastern Conference Finals, a player of Brown’s caliber wouldn’t normally be playing summer league ball, but last year’s #3 pick was aggressive in approaching the Celtics front office about wanting to play in Utah and Las Vegas. “Jaylen came right into my office and said, ‘I’m playing this summer,’” Celtics president Danny Ainge told Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe. “And I said, ‘OK, tell me what’s on your mind.’ And he pretty much just said, ‘Because I don’t want anybody to even think that I’m not ready right now. I’m ready to play and I’m ready to win.’ Look below for my notes from various articles on Brown’s rookie year and his role in the Celtics’ goal to unseat the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference.
Celtics saw solid growth in Brow (LINK)
While Celtics show patience, Brown races ahead (LINK)
‘Whatever is needed’: Jaylen Brown answers the call for Boston (LINK)
Celtics’ Brown takes to more demanding summer job (LINK)
Rook to corner 3: Jaylen Brown making big plays for Celtics (LINK)
Celtics rookie Jaylen Brown already earning Brad Stevens trust (LINK)
Jaylen Brown hustle clip (LINK)