Jaylen Brown deserved supermax, and Celtics are better now than last season


On Sunday, Andy Hart and Jon Lyons discussed the impact of Jaylen Brown signing his supermax contract extension with the Boston Celtics. Though both were frustrated by the way the season ended, Lyons felt that if you look at the big picture of the season, Brown had a great year and is still ascending.

“This is a Second Team All-NBA guy,” Lyons said. “Last year he had career highs in points, rebounds and assists. He was ninth in the NBA in scoring, so the Celtics had two top 10 scorers on their roster.”

Lyons continued: “Does he have flaws in his game? You bet. Does he need to improve his dribbling? Does he need to improve his catch-and-shoot three-point shooting? Hell yeah. But for $300 million over five years, and I know that’s an eye-popping number, I think it was the right move.”

“I think Jaylen Brown has gotten better every season with the Celtics and deserved this extension beyond just checking off the boxes to earn the supermax,” Hart added.

The guys also discussed if the Celtics are better now than they were at the end of the season. Both agree they’re better due to the Brown re-signing coupled with the Kristaps Porzingis trade.

Listen to the full segment below, beginning at the 15:36 mark:

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