Jaylen Brown: Will he be enough in Year 8?

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Cool that he is doing it--kind of wish that him doing it would motivate some other name players to do it.
 

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I think this is a really ballsy move by Jaylen, with almost all downside and little upside. I think he's got some kind of marketing-esque plan that helps his Juice brand or something, or advances a social cause. I dunno. It's a weird thing for him to agree to or want to do in the first place.
 

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I think this is a really ballsy move by Jaylen, with almost all downside and little upside. I think he's got some kind of marketing-esque plan that helps his Juice brand or something, or advances a social cause. I dunno. It's a weird thing for him to agree to or want to do in the first place.
Definitely a risk reward decision but I think he is going for maximum total exposure. Building his brand can probably translate to many years of revenue beyond his playing days.
 

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The toilet.
I think this is a really ballsy move by Jaylen, with almost all downside and little upside. I think he's got some kind of marketing-esque plan that helps his Juice brand or something, or advances a social cause. I dunno. It's a weird thing for him to agree to or want to do in the first place.
I like it. I think an underrated part of Jaylen's game is that he gets it's entertainment. While it's not his primary focus, he definitely goes for the big moment (dunk/crossover/deep three) when he knows the crowd will erupt. Doesn't always work, but it makes for a more fun product.
 

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I like it. I think an underrated part of Jaylen's game is that he gets it's entertainment. While it's not his primary focus, he definitely goes for the big moment (dunk/crossover/deep three) when he knows the crowd will erupt. Doesn't always work, but it makes for a more fun product.
This is true. I loved the post game after the Mavs game when they asked him about putting the Luka drop on the jumbotron and he was like, “really? They should fire that dude.” He for sure gets the optics and genuinely seems to want it to be fun.
 

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It's amazing how JB and JT are such different personalities, but so similarly likable.

JT's like the mellow neighborhood dad who's awesome at everything while JB is his whacky brother who brings the kids exotic throwing stars from Bali as souvenirs.
 

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good for Jaylen—Bridges behavior is awful and shouldn’t be swept away as “well he’s good at basketball”
The last few days it really felt like Bridges was maybe getting dealt to LA and I was interested to see how they might try and paper his misdeeds over. And they would have too however I am guessing the price was too high either in terms of cost or maybe the Lakers didn't think they could deal with the PR hit. I was kind of surprised it was maybe even being discussed.

Back to Jaylen, good on him. The only way they get cultural changes is to speak up, even if it's going against a code of sorts.
 

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Jaylen Brown is letting go of the All-Defense rope. It's a shame since his half-court D has improved.
Just refuses to get back in transition (injury?)
He has teammates pick up his man when the opponent pushes pace just a little.
(Tatum isn't much better, but it's usually due to falling or ref baiting)
 

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Jaylen Brown is letting go of the All-Defense rope. It's a shame since his half-court D has improved.
Just refuses to get back in transition (injury?)
He has teammates pick up his man when the opponent pushes pace just a little.
(Tatum isn't much better, but it's usually due to falling or ref baiting)
Hopefully just a halfway through the regular season issue (effort)
 

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It should be his to lose and I’m happy for him but I’m scared of injury while doing this.
 

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9 for 43 from 3 over his last 10. Had to check against the eyeball test. Really rough stretch.
On the plus side, he's mostly staying in attack mode and not trying to force it from 3. He's good enough at that that it doesn't kill spacing or anything.
 

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Jaylen's play was not dirty, it was necessary against these guys. The Cs need this sort of edge or they wont be matching the grifters they will be seeing in the playoffs.
 

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I honestly think they were both right. Duncan was a little over the top I his response but they both nailed it.

Miami are a group of clowns and Duncan 100% knew what he was trying to accomplish.

Jaylen is right in the sense that Duncan won’t do that dumb shit again.
Duncan is right in the sense that Jaylen was excessive.


In the end, I am happy Jaylen did it. Don’t let Miami chump you or muck it up too much. Refs obviously weren’t going to stop it so the players did
 

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I mean, Duncan got under Jaylen's skin and got a flagrant out of it. He will 1,000% do it again. Jaylen could hardly have encouraged him more if he tried.
 

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I mean, Duncan got under Jaylen's skin and got a flagrant out of it. He will 1,000% do it again. Jaylen could hardly have encouraged him more if he tried.
Yeah I can’t disagree with this post anymore if you tried. Getting your arm wrenched like that hurts like shit.
If you’re a betting man we can put some cold hard cash on this but Robinson won’t be putting holding his arm under Jaylens after the whistle again
 

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He was very up and down the rest of the game. Had a great defensive series on Adebayo, then went at DR and got to the line. Unfortunately he missed those two and then proceeded to travel on the next possesion. Had a big 3 and easy layup late in the game to help get the win.
Bingo. I wouldn’t consider it “on tilt” at all but whatever.
 

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Yeah I can’t disagree with this post anymore if you tried. Getting your arm wrenched like that hurts like shit.
If you’re a betting man we can put some cold hard cash on this but Robinson won’t be putting holding his arm under Jaylens after the whistle again
This. That hurts like hell and can mess you up. Robinson gets no sympathy - he was asking for it.

Frankly this is the one aspect of the Cs I was concerned about - you have to match the opposition in terms of physicality. The Heat do all the pinches, pulling, grabbing and locking they can because it works, especially on teams that take it.

The Cs and Jaylen aren't one of those teams.
 

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This. That hurts like hell and can mess you up. Robinson gets no sympathy - he was asking for it.

Frankly this is the one aspect of the Cs I was concerned about - you have to match the opposition in terms of physicality. The Heat do all the pinches, pulling, grabbing and locking they can because it works, especially on teams that take it.

The Cs and Jaylen aren't one of those teams.
If we need more proof, who was the player more butthurt about that exchange?

Jaylen complained… to the refs, because he thought he shouldn’t have got that call. Duncan seeemed legitimately offended. He tried to get in Jaylens face (or try as much as a scrub like Duncan can, which is hiding behind teammates and chirping) and then complained to the media after.

He’s not going or try that type of shit again. Anyone who disagrees is looking for a reason to bitch or be negative.
 

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This. That hurts like hell and can mess you up. Robinson gets no sympathy - he was asking for it.

Frankly this is the one aspect of the Cs I was concerned about - you have to match the opposition in terms of physicality. The Heat do all the pinches, pulling, grabbing and locking they can because it works, especially on teams that take it.

The Cs and Jaylen aren't one of those teams.
Agree and I like the way KP framed it.
“When they got into it again, I kind of liked it, it got the whole crowd into it, it was a good atmosphere,” Porzingis said. “I love it. I think we have to take those emotional moments in a good way, make us fired up, controlled. We have to stay controlled because that’s their game. They need us to react to something.

“They have to do that to mix up the game, making something happen. We have to be smart in those situations but show that we’re right there. They want to beat us as much as we want to beat them. It was a war. It was fun. We came out with a win and proved who we are.”
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2024/02/11/sports/celtics-heat-message/
 

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Yeah I can’t disagree with this post anymore if you tried. Getting your arm wrenched like that hurts like shit.
If you’re a betting man we can put some cold hard cash on this but Robinson won’t be putting holding his arm under Jaylens after the whistle again
He may not try that exact thing again. But you can be sure they'll be doing all sorts of other shit trying to get this reaction again. A bump when he's in the air, a semi-step over, you name it. Hell you may see Bam give Jaylen back a similar arm hook

If you think commiting a flagrant and then talking about it after is going to stop these habitual line steppers, you're dreaming.
 

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He may not try that exact thing again. But you can sure they'll be doing all sorts of other shit trying to get this reaction again. A bump when he's in the air, a semi-step over, you name it.

If you think commiting a flagrant and then talking about it after is going to stop these habitual line steppers, you're dreaming.
I think you’re the one dreaming here to be honest. There arent many people around here agareeing with you.
 

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I understand why Brown reacted the way he did, and I have little sympathy for Robinson, but Jaylen's flagrant absolutely got the Heat (and their fans) back in the game, and it could have proved disastrous for the C's.

All's well that ends well, I guess.
 

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1. I like that the Cs have an edge, and aren't letting themselves get punked. The Heat tried to muck it up, they didn't back down, and closed it out.

2. If a guy on another team had pulled what Jaylen did to a Celtics player, people here would have been talking for weeks (years?) about what a dirty player he was.
 

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I understand why Brown reacted the way he did, and I have little sympathy for Robinson, but Jaylen's flagrant absolutely got the Heat (and their fans) back in the game, and it could have proved disastrous for the C's.

All's well that ends well, I guess.
It was 96-87 when that play happened. Robinson makes both free throws, and then Bam made a layup and 1 on the possession to make it 96-92. 5 point play and as mentioned the fans were back in the game big time. It definitely could have been disastrous because that's a scenario where the Celtics in past years give away a game where they were in total control up to that point. But not this year's team. Jalen got an offensive rebound and KP hit a huge 3 to get it back to a 7 point lead and they hung on from there. Love the way they responded.
 

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1. I like that the Cs have an edge, and aren't letting themselves get punked. The Heat tried to muck it up, they didn't back down, and closed it out.

2. If a guy on another team had pulled what Jaylen did to a Celtics player, people here would have been talking for weeks (years?) about what a dirty player he was.
I’ll go with years. Particularly in a game where two other Heat players left the game with injuries. Reminded me of the play where Wade dislocated Rondo’s elbow.

I’m glad JB pushed back on the Heat’s typical approach to try to push the envelope with physical play. I am equally glad that Robinson was not hurt.
 

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I’ll go with years. Particularly in a game where two other Heat players left the game with injuries. Reminded me of the play where Wade dislocated Rondo’s elbow.

I’m glad JB pushed back on the Heat’s typical approach to try to push the envelope with physical play. I am equally glad that Robinson was not hurt.
Yup, it was a dirty play, everyone knew it (Jaylen's "he won't try that again"), and I don't think we should condone it because of laundry.

A suspension is possible, would not be undeserved, and might be a good reality check for Jaylen to learn to keep his cool.