He was a pivotal part of the Celtics and helped them go all the way to the NBA Finals.
There was some speculation about Brown during the summer and a few people thought he might be leaving Boston.
But not only is Brown coming back to the Celtics, but he’s coming back with a vengeance.
Jaylen Brown’s final preseason stats:
59.3 FG% (32-54)
51.9 3P% (14-27)
27.4 MPG pic.twitter.com/Sw3fwZGnWU
— Taylor Snow (@taylorcsnow) October 16, 2022
During his preseason performances, Brown has averaged 22.3 points and 4.5 rebounds in 27.4 minutes per game.
Digging into the numbers makes them even more impressive: he was shooting at 59.3% from the field and a blazing-hot 51.9% from beyond the three-point line.
Are we about to see the greatest iteration of Brown yet?
Brown Is Back
Most people consider Jayson Tatum to be the leader of the Celtics but no one should ever forget about Brown and his skills.
He is usually thought of as Tatum’s right-hand man, the Robin to his Batman, but he’s so much more than that.
His output from the summer proves that’s the case.
There were rumors that Boston was willing to part ways with Brown for Kevin Durant and that made many Celtics fans upset.
They all claimed that Brown was something special already and was only going to get better.
If he can keep up with these numbers in the regular season, the Celtics could once again push through to the Finals.
Additionally, performances like this would mean that Tatum wouldn’t be the only one vying for MVP.
The Celtics have kept most of their core intact during the summer and they have stressed the need for everyone to step up.
It sounds like Brown got the message loud and clear and is ready to deliver.