As of today, Jaylen Brown slander will no longer be tolerated in the city of Boston. Put some respect on the man’s name. It’s gone on too long.

Idiots, for the love of god, stop inserting his name into every possible trade rumor you can think of. 

Seriously, where did this sudden lack of confidence stem from? Why all the hate all of a sudden?

Kyrie Irving Drama

Is it because he seemed to be in the center of the youth/veteran division in the Boston Celtics locker room? You know, the division rooted between himself and Kyrie “I plan on re-signing here” Irving.
 
Can we be that mad at Jaylen for observing what us as fans were too blind to see through? Kyrie Irving’s bullshit.
 
If what Spencer Dinwiddie says is true, Irving made Brooklyn Nets plans in early December. Exactly two months after he professed his desire to stay in Boston. Only weeks after he bashed his young teammates in front of the media instead of keeping it in house.
 
It’s possible Brown realized Irving’s word wasn’t worth anything. A decision to not follow the fake “leadership” of a dude with one foot out of the door isn’t the worst move. Imagine a Kyrie Irving locker room speech. Yikes. A lot of hot air with no substance. His words come out flat some might say.

Improved Play Down the Stretch

Could Brown have handled the situation a little better? Of course. He could’ve done things different. They all could’ve.
 
Brown let early offensive struggles impact his defense. As shots weren’t falling, he lost his edge on the defensive edge. An edge that makes him the player he is. He can be an elite defender in the league when the effort is there, but it wasn’t.
 
Those are fair criticisms, but Brown countered the early season struggles. Down the stretch he was the Celtics most consistent player not named Marcus Morris.
After Brad Stevens made the move to bring him off the bench, Brown flipped a switch and played very well.
 
As much as we don’t like to admit it, Brown had a more productive season than Jayson Tatum last year. Tatum’s numbers may have been a tad bit better, but Brown showed more development. He became a much improved two way wing in 2018.
 
Brown’s numbers leveled out to where they were in the year prior. The impressive thing is, he maintained his production despite less minutes and touches.
 
Jaylen Brown is a good player folks.

New Contract

There may be some worry of Brown’s upcoming contract situation. Brown will enter restricted free agency after this season. Other members of Brown’s draft class have begun signing extensions with their teams.
 
Denver‘s Jamal Murray and Philadelphia‘s Ben Simmons have each signed max extensions recently. From most reporting, it seems Brown and Boston have yet to have much dialogue on the topic. With that said, it is not time to freak out by any means.
 
Don’t expect a new deal before the October deadline. Danny Ainge shown no willingness to agree to extensions in the fall in recent years. Rajon Rondo in 2009, was the last player to come to terms on an extension before the October deadline.
 
Boston has the right to match any offer Jaylen Brown gets in restricted free agency next season. If they get lucky, they might save a little money by waiting like they did with Marcus Smart a year ago.

Moving On, Looking Forward

Brown entered 2018 with an ego after leading Boston to the Conference Finals. He did a ton of talking during the offseason. Things balanced out with a undetermined, lazy start to the season. Brown lost his edge.
 
He’ll enter 2019 with disappointment and a new contract weighing on his shoulders. It’d be great if a rediscovered chip appears on those same shoulders.
 
Boston will get a more hungry Jaylen Brown this season. Hell, they’ll get a hungrier Celtics team this season. You better believe Jaylen Brown will be at the forefront of the return of the scrappy, no-one-believes-in-us Celtics. Brown joining Kemba Walker, Tatum and Smart on Team USA for the World Cup in China is a blessing as well. Those four being able to bond overseas for a few weeks before training camp is huge for chemistry. You can say it is what the doctor ordered after the disaster that was last season.
 
So be patient. Get excited for a likable Celtics team. PLEASE stop putting Jaylen Brown’s name into the trade machine for mediocre players. Unless you’re getting a needle moving piece, there is no reason to move on from Brown. That is the approach Danny Ainge is taking, and that is the stance he should take.
 
By the way, to answer your question; yes, a Brown for Domantas Sabonis swap is stupid. It was stupid the first time someone suggested it and it’ll still stupid after the 50th time. So please stop, I’m begging. I can’t take it anymore.
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