Boston Celtics ‘unlikely’ to accept Jaylen Brown trade package centered around young talent and draft picks

The Boston Celtics are "unlikely" to accept a Jaylen Brown trade package centered around youth according to Heavy's Adam Taylor Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports
The Boston Celtics are "unlikely" to accept a Jaylen Brown trade package centered around youth according to Heavy's Adam Taylor Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Boston Celtics are “unlikely” to explore a Jaylen Brown trade package that is centered around young talent and draft picks — this at least according to Heavy’s Adam Taylor, who wrote a piece about a specific mock trade between the Cs and Rockets that’d bring back four first-round draft picks, Kevin Porter Jr., Alperen Sengun, and Tari Eason, but had a message that went to all 29 teams in the Association Boston can negotiate with.

The reason? With Jayson Tatum under contract, the Celtics would only explore a deal that’d keep them competitive in the interim.

“Given Boston’s current status as an elite team in the NBA, it’s unlikely they would accept a package centered around young talent when they still have an MVP candidate in Jayson Tatum under contract,” Taylor wrote.

Jaylen Brown sees legacy tied to fellow Boston Celtics All-Star Jayson Tatum

While speaking to Stadium’s Shams Charania, Brown revealed a close bond with Tatum that almost makes it sound as though he is on the same page as his fellow Boston Celtics All-Star heading into the 2023 postseason.

“We compete, we push each other, we learn from each other, and I think a lot of our relationship has been built off of that dynamic of respect,” Brown said. “And that’s the beautiful part of it. I’ve seen him grow as a man. He’s seen me grow as a man. I get why, I guess in a sense, people always try to break up duos or people like that, because so far, we’ve been incredibly successful, and hopefully, we can be even more; (the) only thing that would put the ribbon on top is getting a championship. Jayson being the ultimate version of him doesn’t stop me from being the ultimate version of myself. At this point, we’re a part of each other’s destiny.”

With more soundbites like these — instead of his earlier conversation with the New York Times where he criticized “toxic” Celtics fans or his interview with The Ringer’s Logan Murdock where he criticized the city of Boston — talks of Brown’s departure will begin to wane.

Banner 18 likely puts it to rest for good.