Should the Boston Celtics consider sitting All-Star forward Jaylen Brown for some time to help the Georgia native get his hops back? Brown has been struggling noticeably since returning from a hamstring injury in November that has, along with a bout of COVID-19 early in the 2021-22 NBA season, has kept the Cal-Berkeley product out of action for close to half of the still-young season.
While it is understandable that he might want to get back on the court as soon as he can, he is mostly treading water while risking a longer absence should he re-injury the critical ligament every time he steps on the court. Is it really worth having him play games considering how much the team will need him throughout the course of the regular season and playoffs?
The hosts of the CLNS Media podcast “The Garden Report” address the troubling, lingering effects of his injury, weighing whether the brutal nature of the December schedule requires the team to try and get him out there — or if some additional convalescence is in order for Brown.
Watch the clip embedded above to hear their takes for yourself, and see if you agree with their opinions.