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NBA's $300 million man, Jaylen Brown ready to step into leadership role for retooled Celtics

NBA's $300 million man, Jaylen Brown ready to step into leadership role for retooled Celtics

Jaylen Brown wasn't considered to be a surefire NBA superstar when the was drafted in 2016

BOSTON (AP) — Early in his NBA career, Jaylen Brown was largely viewed as a player who would be a component of the Boston Celtics’ long-term success, rather than a pillar of its foundation.

When big-name stars would become available during free agency, Brown was often a potential trade chip.

As he prepares for his eighth season, his play has forced the narrative to be rewritten.

Last season was defining for Brown, who garnered his second All-Star selection and second-team All-NBA nod while helping lead the Celtics within a game of back-to-back NBA Finals appearances.