Celtics’ Brown receives encouragement from Ainge

Jaylen Brown of the Celtics received a pep talk from team honcho Danny Ainge on Friday morning.

It has not been easy for Jaylen Brown to adjust to a role of coming off the bench this season.

However, the second-leading scorer of the Boston Celtics a year ago received some encouragement from Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge after the team’s shootaround Friday before a game against the Washington Wizards.

“Some GMs might not say anything to you,” Brown said, according to A. Sherrod Blakely of NBC Sports Boston. “So I appreciate him. I try to listen to everybody, hear from everybody and their perspective.”

Brown’s scoring has dipped from 14.5 last season to 12.7 entering play Sunday and his minutes have gone from 30.7 to 25.9, but the 22-year-old expressed faith in Ainge, who selected him with the third overall pick in the 2016 draft out of California.

“So, Danny’s definitely one of the people in my ear that I’m tuned in to, just because of his position and what he’s been through,” he said.