By Greg Cassoli
Boston Celtics’ wing Jaylen Brown posted several photos of a recent workout he went through with former NBA star Tracy McGrady to Twitter on Friday. Presumably, the former intended to tap into the wisdom and experience of the latter.
Brown could stand to learn a lot from McGrady, who was one of the most fearsome scorers of his day. Fans often knock the silky smooth shooting guard/forward for not ever winning a title, or even coming particularly close, but McGrady’s career was marred by injuries, both to himself and his teammates.
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He was the victim of circumstance more than any sort of lack of talent or championship mindset. If Brown grows into even 80% of the offensive player McGrady was in his prime, he’ll be a monster two-way force.
Such is likely his goal, and the reason he chose to work out with McGrady in the first place. Brown is a tireless worker. His training last offseason translated in a major way, particularly shooting the ball, but he’s still got work to...