For the last few years, the face of the Boston Celtics has been star forward Jayson Tatum.
It’s no wonder as to why, as he has consistently led them in scoring, and this year he had a monster season, averaging 30.1 points per game.
Because of Tatum’s excellence, sometimes it’s easy to forget that the Celtics have another bona fide star by the name of Jaylen Brown.
He has been somewhat overshadowed by Tatum, but this season, Brown has definitely come into his own by being named to the All-NBA Second Team, making it the first time he has made it onto any of the three All-NBA squads.
The 2022-23 Kia All-NBA Second Team:
▪️ Jaylen Brown, Boston Celtics
▪️ Jimmy Butler, Miami Heat
▪️ Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
▪️ Nikola Jokić, Denver Nuggets
▪️ Donovan Mitchell, Cleveland Cavaliers pic.twitter.com/OaHfKh5LYC
— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) May 10, 2023
The No. 3 pick in the 2016 draft, Brown has been gradually rising over the last several years, but the 2022-23 campaign has been his best one yet.
He put up 26.6 points and 6.9 rebounds a game while shooting 49.1 percent from the field and 76.5 percent from the free throw line in the regular season, and all of those figures were career highs for him.
While Tatum has been inconsistent at times and has failed to string together consecutive great performances, Brown has kept the Celtics alive and kicking.
In Game 6 of the first round versus the Atlanta Hawks, he had a team-high 32 points, allowing them to notch an eight-point win and advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Boston is down 3-2 in the second round to the Philadelphia 76ers, and for them to come back and play for a spot in the NBA Finals, Brown will need to carry them for long stretches once again.NEXT: Colin Cowherd Says Jaylen Brown Would Be Perfect Fit For 1 NBA Team