Jaylen Brown: More all-star worthy than Middleton and Allen

2022-06-22 0 By

Boston Celtics stars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown were both named tO the All-Star game last season, but only Tatum was selected this season and Jaylen Brown was not.In fact, there are two players in the East who have had a really good season, but frankly jaylen Brown deserves an All-Star spot more than either of them.The first is Kris Middleton of the Milwaukee Bucks.Middleton has been consistent and a big contributor this year, but statistically jaylen Brown has been better.Middleton is averaging 19.4 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.3 assists on 45.8 percent shooting from the field and 35.6 percent from 3-point range, while Brown is averaging 23.7 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists on 47 percent shooting and 37.3 percent from 3-point range.Offensively, the two are very close from the field, with Jaylen Brown scoring 4.3 points per game more than Middleton. Defensively, Jaylen Brown is much better than Middleton, Posting a career-high defensive rating of 100.7 and a net rating of +8.9 this season.Middleton has a defensive rating of 107.6 and a net rating of +5.2.The main reason jaylen Brown didn’t make the cut was probably the team’s record.The Celtics were 28-25 when the all-star bench lineup was announced, not too far behind the Bucks, and with the Celtics winning nine of their last 10 games to close the gap on the Bucks to two games, jaylen Brown’s all-star selection was more convincing than Middleton’s, but now it’s too late.With Durant and Harden both out of the All-Star game due to injuries, Jaylen Brown should have had two chances to be named, but failed to take them.Durant’s replacement, lamelo Ball, is the undisputed choice.Shortly afterward, the NBA announced Harden’s replacement: Cavaliers center Jarrett Allen.The Cavs have been one of the most surprising teams of the season, with Allen averaging 16.2 points and 11 rebounds in 50 games while shooting 66.6 percent from the field.While Allen has played a major role in the Cavs’ success, jaylen Brown has played a comparable role in the Celtics’ success.In terms of importance to the team, Jaylen Brown is more important to the Celtics than Allen is to the Cavs, both in net rating and defensive rating.Being an All-Star is a recognition of a player’s half-time performance and, for some players, money, but it’s more important to move on to the playoffs and championships.The Celtics are in sixth place in the Eastern Conference at 34-25, just two games behind third, and while it’s a shame jaylen Brown didn’t make the second All-Star selection, he can take the team one step further after the all-star break.How far do you think the Celtics will go this season?