Is Payton Pritchard the next Jalen Brunson?

Payton Pritchard has been playing stellar basketball over the past two weeks. The fourth-year guard has been making the most of the additional minutes he has been afforded by head coach Joe Mazzulla as the Boston Celtics begin to rest players ahead of the postseason.

In his last six outings, Pritchard is averaging 17.7 points, 7.7 assists and 3.8 rebounds on 45.2% from 3-point range and 51.3% from the field. He has also impressed with his ability to create space via contact and, more recently, being able to score off two feet. With such impressive performances, Pritchard has undoubtedly earned himself some praise from the fan base.

In the latest episode of the “Green With Envy” podcast, the hosts discussed whether Pritchard is enjoying a similar surge to that of Jalen Brunson in the 2021-22 season. They also discussed whether Pritchard could mimic that version of Brunson in terms of performance and impact.

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Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire