By Matthew Geagan, CBS Boston
BOSTON – Jaylen Brown was having a career year for the Celtics last season before a wrist injury ended his campaign early. Losing Brown robbed the Celtics of any chance that the team had of making their first-round playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets interesting, and Brown to showcase his vastly improved game on the NBA’s biggest stage.
“Last year going into the season, we didn’t have a lot of recovery time going from the bubble to the next year. My body felt it with knee issues. I didn’t have the normal explosiveness that I like to have,” Brown explained at Monday’s media day.
“It’s going to take a collective effort, for sure. Being leaders, it’s about maximizing our potential as well as others,” said Brown, who averaged a career-best 3.4 assists last season.