Last season Brown was one of those who tried to play hero ball, playing 1 on 1 basketball a lot of times.That's on Brad Stevens himself. I still remember a number of games where Jaylen got yanked from the game after lighting the court on fire in the first couple of quarters, and got put back in after his flow was abruptly cut short. Your criticism of Brown is grossly exaggerated imo.
That's why he lost his starting job to Smart.
Brown also rarely played in the last 5 minutes of the game.
Brad usually went with Kyrie, Smart, Tatum, Morris, and Horford during crunch time.
In the first 2 games of FIBA play, Brown was playing as a wing player.
When Tatum went down, that's when Brown started to play a lot of 4.
During those first 2 games as a wing, Brown wasn't effective because when he tried to play 1 on 1 and had to dribble more, he usually ended up going nowhere.
That's why I keep saying Hayward is Brad's boy.
Brown got more minutes in 2017-18 when Hayward was out for the season.
When Hayward returned, that's when Brown regressed.
I think the Celts will end up choosing between Brown and Hayward.
It's just not practical to keep them both at 30m per year each.
Jaylen did not lose minutes to Hayward. Both Jaylen AND Hayward lost minutes to Morris (and to a lesser extent Smart).
Jaylen played more minutes along side Gordon than alongside any other teammate. 55% of Jaylen's minutes were spent with Gordon. By definition, you are not 'losing minutes' to a guy that you are playing on the floor with.
Thank you for actually making sense. TP! Fierce has some kind of issue with Brown, and he has said the same minutes thing in other threads. Also says that Brown will be mad because his minutes will be so low this coming season.
Well with Smart not starting and Morris gone there are more than enough minutes to keep Jaylen, Tatum, and Hayward at a nice fat 30mpg+ or so this season.
That's not going to happen.
Last season only 2 players got 30 minutes per game or more, Kyrie and Tatum.
Brad uses a 10-man rotation during the season and he shortens it to 8 or 9 in the playoffs.
At most, only Kemba, Hayward, and Tatum are going to get 30 minutes per game or more.
Smart, Jaylen, and the others will get less than 30 minutes per game.
Don't forget that Carsen Edwards and Grant Williams will be part of the rotation.
My only issue with Brown is he's a complementary player, not a star player.
So why waste resources on Brown when the Celts are still lacking a quality big man or a star player?
It will absolutely happen. Last year we had way more mouths to feed minute wise. Enough with the Carsen Edwards and Grant Williams are going to eat minutes away from Brown, it isn't happening. Neither of those two play the same position as Brown, especially Edwards, a 6'1" rookie pg is not taking minutes away Brown. Just because you keep saying it doesn't make it true.
You keep repeating the same outlandish stuff, Jaylen never got big minutes until hayward went down, Jaylen is the odd man out, then it is Brown will be unhappy with not enough minutes this year. It is all just mud. You just don't like Brown we get it.
Carsen is not a true PG so he's going to get minutes as a SG.
Grant Will will get some minutes at the 4 or 5.
That will affect the whole rotation as Tatum, Brown, Hayward, and Smart will all play multiple positions.
I have the stats to prove what I'm saying.
Back in 2017-18, when Hayward was out for the season, Brown was playing 30.7 minutes per game.
When Hayward returned last season, Brown's minutes went down from 30.7 to 25.9 minutes per game.
Also, don't use Marcus Morris as an excuse because in 2017-18, Morris was averaging 26.7 minutes per game.
In 2018-19 Morris averaged 27.9 minutes per game.
So it's not Morris who had a direct effect on Brown's playing time.
It's not all mud, it's based on stats.