Though last year was thus far his biggest leap forward as a player, expect next year to be the year of Jaylen. While the team is clearly Jayson Tatum’s, Tatum is closer to his peak and Brown has been slowly closing the gap. With every season his shooting improves, and he sheds the label of defensive specialist without in fact sacrificing his defensive acumen. Jaylen Brown figures to be the top candidate for the award barring a major upset or injury.
Clint is an avid fan of the Los Angeles Lakers, and contributed to various sports publications prior to his work with Upside Hoops.