Are the Boston Celtics ready to move on from Jaylen Brown?
The Boston Celtics may be considering trading their All-Star player Jaylen Brown to a Western Conference team following their recent playoff exit. Despite rumors of Brown being unhappy in Boston, the Celtics are reportedly planning to offer him a maximum five-year, $295 million extension.
However, James Piercey of NBA Analysis Network has proposed an interesting trade scenario that would see Brown traded to the Portland Trail Blazers for Anfernee Simons, Jusuf Nurkic, and the No. 3 pick in the upcoming NBA draft.
“Largely, the Celtics do this deal if Brown is truly unhappy in Boston. The whispers are growing louder. There seems to be a report every other week. Even on the floor, these Celtics look disconnected.
The Celtics should keep their young core together at all costs. On the other hand, after being eliminated by Miami, all bets are likely off. In that event, this is a great return for Boston. Given the Hornets’ apparent interest in Brandon Miller, the third pick could easily end up being Scoot Henderson.
If so, the Celtics have an opportunity to land a point guard with unlimited potential.”
With the addition of Brown, the Blazers would have another scoring option alongside Damian Lillard, while the Celtics could use the No. 3 pick to draft a promising young player to support their superstar Jayson Tatum.
Although Brown’s future with the Celtics is uncertain, trading him would make sense for both teams if the opportunity arises.
But I wouldn’t count on the Celtics parting ways with Jaylen Brown just yet.