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Jaylen Brown - SF, 6'7, 225
Boston Celtics - Drafted 3rd overall in 2016
       Date of birth: 10/24/1996
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 3rd pick, 2016
     Out of: California
  NBA Experience: 1 years
  Hand: Right

2016 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 3rd overall by Boston.
27th July, 2016 NBA Signed four year, $21,404,269 rookie scale contract with Boston. Included team options for 2018/19 and 2019/20.
When: Where:
2015 - 2016 California (NCAA)
June 2016 - present Boston Celtics (NBA)
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   2017 NBA Manifesto

Jaylen Brown
SF, 6’7, 225lbs, 20 years old, 1 year of experience

Not a huge amount to show for his rookie season, though he won trust and a steady rotation spot as the year went on, particularly defensively, where his greatest potential lies. The short leash speaks to how much there is to learn, especially on a team with particularly complicated schemes at either end. Nevertheless, Brown should be back doing right what he did before - backing up on the wing positions initially, defending three positions and trying to pick some spots without the ball offensively, potentially growing into the starting role of what is a winnable spot in the line-up next season. Needs a summer in the weight room and film room, interspersed with shooting drills, to reach what is a very high ceiling.

Player Plan: Three years of rookie salary scale remaining. Several years of enormous ceiling left. Keep, play, develop.

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   NBA Fantasy Preview - 1st November 2017

Brown’s price continues to tickle upwards, but he also continues to start at shooting guard, and there is no obvious threat to replace him there. This is especially true when considering he is averaging 15.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per game thus far. Marcus Morris might return tonight, and his return will affect a forward rotation already in some flux after Gordon Hayward’s injury, but these injuries have also served to give an opportunity to Brown, who has seized it to become a consistent, cheap producer.

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   NBA Fantasy Preview - 5th November 2017

A regular piece on this list, the return of Marcus Morris last time out seems not to have affected Brown, whose 31 minutes, 10 points and 12 rebounds are a steal at this price.

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   NBA Fantasy Preview - 3rd November 2017

Marcus Morris should be back tonight, and the continued good play of Terry Rozier and Semi Ojeleye makes the whole Celtics rotation between shooting guard and power forward unclear going forward. Nevertheless, averaging 16.3 points and 5.9 rebounds per game, Brown has done nothing to lose his minutes, and won’t.

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   NBA Fantasy Preview - 6th November 2017

Brown’s price still has not yet gone up significantly, and thus his value remains. With a 10 point, 12 rebound performance in the last game, his season averages are now up to 15.6 points and 6.6 rebounds per game on the season. You cannot get that for elsewhere at this price. Brown’s scoring opportunities have gone down since the returns from injury of Marcus Morris, Marcus Smart and others, but he is producing anyway.

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   NBA Fantasy Preview - 24th November 2017

Both Brown and Prince have been listed in this space pretty much before every game they have played. They are good, they are consistent, they are productive, and yet somehow, despite incremental cost increases, they remain remarkably underpriced here.

Tatum, too, has featured a few times. The main recipient of the minutes opened up by Gordon Hayward’s injury, Tatum is extremely heady and skilled for a rookie, demonstrating a highly polished skill set and offensive awareness rare in one so new. They are all great value. Picking all three and spending the big money on your big men is a very viable strategy.

However, if you are only going to take one or two, consider the following.

At the time of writing, 32.9% of tonight’s participants have picked Tatum for their team, whereas only 5.5% have picked Prince. Over the last ten games, Tatum averages 27 fantasy points per night, while Prince averages 26. Both have one game of over 40 points, but Tatum has four games of sub-20 points, while Prince has only three.

Why take Tatum, then, when you can take Prince, get the same output, and reinvest a valuable $2 million elsewhere?

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   NBA Fantasy Preview - 22nd November 2017

Also something of a must-pick is Brown, who continues to outperform the competition in this price range. Smith is proving to be amazingly consistent; five of his last six games have returned fantasy points totals of between 29.6 and 33.8, a strikingly narrow range, and the only outlier went the right way, a 42.4 point outing. That is production that should merit a $15 million price tag. Until it does, buy him.

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   NBA Fantasy Preview - 16th November 2017

At times, Brown is out of control - his 1.6 turnovers per game speak to his tendency to try to do too much and dribble into traffic without a plan or body control. But those turnover numbers make only a minimal negative contribution on his significant fantasy contribution. Averaging 14.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.1 steals per game on the season, Brown’s price has gone up slightly of late, but he is still of significant fantasy value even at this new price.

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   NBA Fantasy Preview - 14th November 2017

With or without Irving, Brown is getting it done. He recorded 18 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 30.1 fantasy points in his last game versus the Toronto Raptors, numbers entirely in keeping with his season averages, and identical to his fantasy points average. No other wing player will score you this much for the cheap, and, if you have not been the beneficiary of Brown’s breakout season before this, do so now.

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   NBA Fantasy Preview - 12th November 2017

Brown remains productive, averaging 26 fantasy points over the last ten games with striking consistency, yet still being only the twelfth most expensive small forward available on a five-game slate. The aforementioned injury to Irving may impact upon Brown slightly; for all his improvements, he still relies upon a moving ball and a controlled offensive system to score, and Irving and the defensive attention he brings is the foundation of that system. But even if he does take a slight hit in his scoring average, he will still rebound the ball (7.2 per game thus far) and perform above his fantasy value.

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