Derrick White Brands Jaylen Brown's Exclusion from All-NBA Nod as a 'Significant Snub'

Derrick White expressed astonishment at the voters' decision to exclude Jaylen Brown from all three All-NBA teams, considering it a glaring snub.
Anna Ciao
By: Anna Ciao

Jaylen Brown has arguably just completed the best season of his career thus far. After signing a supermax contract extension last summer, Brown has significantly elevated his game, contributing to the Boston Celtics' achievement of over 60 regular-season wins for the first time since 2009.

Throughout the season, he averaged 23 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 1.2 steals per game, shooting at an impressive 49.9 percent from the field and 35.4 percent from beyond the arc. Remarkably, he maintained this level of performance while remaining relatively healthy, appearing in 70 games, meeting the NBA's requirement of participating in at least 65 contests.

However, despite his stellar performance, when the All-NBA teams were revealed on Wednesday, Brown's name was conspicuously absent from all three rosters. He narrowly missed out on a spot on the All-NBA third team, falling short by just 20 points, with Phoenix's Devin Booker securing the last spot with 70 points.

Following Boston's 126-110 victory over the Indiana Pacers in Game 2, Brown's teammate Derrick White expressed surprise at the decision of the All-NBA voters to overlook Brown for any of the three teams.

"100% got snubbed... Big time snub. I don't get it," Derrick White said.

Brown Dominating In Game 2

Brown didn't need to express his feelings about the snub verbally; his performance on the court in Game 2 said it all.

The Pacers found themselves unable to contain Brown, who seemed to effortlessly sink shots from all over the court. By the final buzzer, it was evident to anyone watching that Brown had thoroughly outplayed Indiana's defense.

Ending the game with 40 points, Brown matched his highest playoff score to date. He achieved this feat by making 14 of his 27 field goal attempts, including 4 of 10 three-pointers, showcasing his scoring prowess from various spots on the court.

The majority of Brown's scoring came in the first half, where he netted 24 points on 8-of-16 shooting. He played a pivotal role in kickstarting a 20-0 scoring spree at the beginning of the second quarter, helping Boston establish a commanding 42-27 lead with seven minutes remaining in the period.

Despite Jayson Tatum and Derrick White making significant impacts in the second half, combining for 36 points, Brown maintained his scoring rhythm, adding 16 points to his tally for a total of 40 by the game's end.

White, who contributed 23 points along with six assists and four rebounds on 8-of-15 shooting, commended Brown's performance while expressing surprise at his star teammate's exclusion from the All-NBA team.

White's sentiments are understandable, especially given how Brown has consistently dismantled the Pacers' defense throughout the series. Across the first two games, Brown has maintained impressive averages of 33 points, six rebounds, 3.5 assists, and two steals per game. He's been incredibly efficient, shooting 51.1 percent from the field and 35.7 percent from beyond the arc, further highlighting his impact on the court against Indiana.

What's Next For Brown And Celtics

Boston is on the verge of clinching the series and advancing to the NBA Finals, aiming for their second appearance in three years.

Brown remains pivotal in leading the Celtics' scoring charge throughout this postseason campaign. Averaging 24.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game on impressive shooting percentages of 54.4 percent overall and 36.5 percent from three-point range, he continues to be a reliable offensive force for his team.

The Celtics will hit the road to face the Pacers in Game 3 on May 25 at 8:30 p.m. EST, with Brown poised to continue his impactful performance as they pursue their championship aspirations.

 

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Anna Ciao
Written by: Anna Ciao
Anna Ciao is a sports content contributor at Betimate. Born and raised in a rural village in China, I have had a passion for football and various sports such as basketball, volleyball, badminton, from a young age. Along with diligent studies, I achieved an IELTS score of 8.0 in the English language, and I have become a content contributor specializing in sports, particularly football, as I am today. I hope that my articles are helpful to readers.

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