Washington Wizards: 3 Goals for Troy Brown Jr. next season

Washington Wizards Troy Brown Jr Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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Goal #3: Be More Aggressive

Next season, Troy Brown Jr. has to be even more aggressive. In order for him to be a key contributor for this Wizards team moving forward, his energy and effort must be at a high level every single game. He has all the tools in his arsenal to make an impact on the floor but it all boils down to consistency.

First and foremost, TBJ can’t let a bad shooting night dictate what he does on the defensive end of the floor. If he’s not scoring, he still needs to find other ways to be effective while he’s in the game. That shouldn’t be hard for him, though. He’s not a one-dimensional player by any means. Brown a sneaky defender that plays the passing lanes well with his 6’10” wingspan. He’s also an excellent rebounder and can push the ball in transition to find his teammates when he’s being assertive.

So overall, the skillset is not the issue when it comes to Troy Brown, Jr. The biggest hurdle for him right now is making sure he’s involved in the game plan every night, because he tends to disappear at times.

This season, Brown was held to five points or less in 17 out of 69 games. He also attempted five or fewer field goals in 16 out of 69 games. Without All-Star John Wall, who was out due to an Achilles injury, TBJ should’ve taken advantage of the extra shooting opportunities. With Wall back, there will be less shots to go around.

The Wizards are not relying on Brown to be a double-digit scorer every night, but it’s clear that his aggressiveness sparks the team. Brown only scored more than 25 points twice this season but it led to wins over the New York Knicks and Denver Nuggets.