Jaylen has added a beautiful, knee kick, Dirk-like, fall back, turn around jumper that is virtually unblockable and he is hitting it at a great rate. Jaylen has also added a great Eurostep in the lane which has seen him be able to finish better. Jaylen is also finishing at a better rate inside and doing so through traffic. Jaylen improved his handle for his 2nd straight year to the point he can actually shake and bake outside looking to open a lane and drive. Jaylen reduced his turnovers by 15% while increasing his usage by 5%.
Brown had earned the right to start.
Has he? https://streamable.com/cxzz5
These guys are professional athletes not 3rd graders.
But why expect them to buy into hard work and high effort when we can just hand them everything without them earning it?
Like I said before. I dare someone to point out what Jaylen, Jayson or Terry has added to their games ON A CONSISTENT BASIS since last year.
He is also better at passing of the drive to open shooter or dumping it off to a diving big man. He's added a finger roll to his finishing tool belt. He does a better job at playing physical in the post area against opposing wings and big men (Lebron killed him in this area at times last year). He has displayed at least some ability to play with rhythm off the bounce keeping the man on his hip in the paint (I'd like to see more of this).
And I know Jayson Tatum is going through a tough spot right now and has looked a lot less efficient than last year but I think he's noticeably improved his rebounding. He seems to also have made some strides finishing inside, and he's starting to add some fouling drawing (grifting some would call it) to his game.
Terry..... well he is ne he is. Very similar overall to last years regular season numbers. He might just be what he is, fine 3rd guard type.