Celtics guard Jaylen Brown tests positive for COVID-19 | Inquirer Sports

Celtics guard Jaylen Brown tests positive for COVID-19

/ 03:41 PM October 09, 2021

FILE–Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics looks on during the first quarter of the preseason game against the Orlando Magic at TD Garden on October 04, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts.  Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Boston Celtics All-Star Jaylen Brown tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday.

The team said the 24-year-old guard is asymptomatic and quarantining.

Brown scored a game-high 25 points in Monday’s 98-97 preseason win against the Orlando Magic in Boston.

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The Celtics have three more preseason games scheduled before opening the regular season on the road against the New York Knicks on Oct. 20.

Brown made his first All-Star team in 2020-21 and averaged 24.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 58 games. He missed the playoffs after tearing a ligament in his left wrist late in the regular season.

The No. 3 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, Brown owns career averages of 15.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 337 games (230 starts) over five seasons, all with Boston.

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