Boston Celtic guard Jaylen Brown, who missed the last two games due to illness and infection, will not make a trip to Cleveland for Tuesday’s match with the Cavaliers, head coach Brad Stevens announced Monday.
Stevens said Brown might be able to join the road trip squad, which includes stops at the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday, and San Antonio Virrankoski on Saturday.
Brown, 23, averages 17.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 2.0 assists Celtics in his fourth season after making him a first-round pick (third overall) in the 2016 NBA Draft. Brown agreed to a four-year contract extension of $115 million in October.
It’s possible, however, that Enes Kantner could go back to the line.
Kanter only played the season opener, holding a left knee contusion with a total of 12 points and six rebounds in 25 minutes as the Celtics fell to the Philadelphia 76ers 107-93. Since then, the club has reeled four straight victories into Tuesday’s game.
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