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“At the end of a match I feel like I’ve played three”

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Irregular at the start of the season, the Celtics can sometimes count on a great Jaylen Brown, but sometimes Jaylen Brown is also in the hard. And for good reason, the Celtics All-Star winger has not yet fully recovered from his COVID infection.

If the rooms are full, if 96% of NBA players are vaccinated and positive cases have therefore become very rare in the League, COVID has not completely disappeared from the radar. The proof, Jaylen Brown is still feeling the effects of the virus, he who tested positive ten days before the start of the regular season. That didn’t stop the Boston winger from putting out a monstrous performance in the season opener at Madison Square Garden (46 points in 46 minutes), but he’s been experiencing ups and downs ever since. The highs, in addition to his card at the Garden, is his performance at 30 points against Charlotte with this huge tomar on the head of Miles Bridges in overtime. The downs are his performance in the Celtics’ two home games (two losses) against Toronto (9 points to 3/13 shooting) and Washington (13 points to 5/16), where he has never managed to weigh as he would have liked and where he clearly lacked juice. Anyway, hello roller coaster. If Jaylen is to be believed, he is experiencing some recovery problems related to COVID, which may explain his difficulties in chaining the big games, he who also missed a meeting at the start of the season because of a small injury left knee.

“At the end of a match I have the impression of having played three” Jaylen said in particular via The Athletic. “I am not recovering as quickly as I would like. And I also have more joint pain, which is also linked to COVID. […] My body just isn’t the same. “

Used to following a routine that works and allows him to be physically ready game after game, Jaylen Brown is now seeing his recovery process disrupted. Last season it was Tatum, this season it’s about Jaylen. It is inevitably frustrating for this player in full force of the age (25 years), who hopes to gradually find his rhythm and thus all of his capacities because he knows that he must do better. In any case, it is clear that the Celtics need it, them who have lost three of their first five games of the season. Two days ago, new Boston coach Ime Udoka said the difference in Brown’s performance from game to game was “quite staggering”, and that he planned to find solutions to help Jaylen better. get into those matches.

“There are a lot of different ways to do it. But the moment you notice that from the start, you have to grab it and say ‘you have to carry the team tonight, especially when Jayson is not on the field’. Call systems for him, give him some actions and put him in a comfort zone. Maybe a few free throws can help him because obviously he started off soft tonight. “

– Ime Udoka, after the Celtics lost to the Wizards on Wednesday, via masslive.com

The Celtics will play their next meeting against the Wizards, again, this Saturday at 11 p.m. We will keep an eye on Jaylen to see how he starts the match, and also how he finishes it. As the season progresses, Brown should be able to regain his rhythm, but so far he doesn’t seem able to string together All-Star performances. Come on, great courage!

Source texte : The Athletic / Boston Globe / masslive.com

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