Celtics’ Jaylen Brown Sidelined For At Least A Week

Celtics guard/forward Jaylen Brown is expected to miss “a week or two” with a hamstring strain, coach Ime Udoka told reporters, via Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald.Jaylen Brown

Brown, 25, is 6-foot-6 and averaging 25.6 points and 6.1 rebounds in eight games this season.

His name has been mentioned in trade rumors centered on available 76ers star Ben Simmons, as reported by The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

Given Udoka’s timeline, Brown stands to miss anywhere from three to eight games. Boston (4-6) has gotten off to a rocky start, with at least one players-only meeting taking place last week.

It came on the heels of comments from guard Marcus Smart, who accused Brown and Jayson Tatum of not passing the ball enough.

“Obviously in the midst of trying to win games, it’s something that we probably didn’t need,” Brown said at the time. “But we all communicate and talk to each other. So we’re always trying to find ways to win and I’m open to any and everything when guys bring it to me, coaching staff.

“I’m always watching film trying to better myself and be a better basketball player and find ways to make my teammates better.”

Brown added he is striving to be a better teammate as well.

“I can do a lot of things better,” Brown said. “Try to find ways to get guys going, talking to Jayson, trying to find ways to get him going. Just making our teammates better. I think that’s part of being a leader and things like that.

“I still have a lot of growth to do that I’m actively working on. But that’s my challenge and I’m focusing my energy on that. Just continuing to watch film and get better and see how I can make my teammates better.”

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