4 Celtics at risk of being traded this summer

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1. Jaylen Brown

The Celtics have long faced the question of whether Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum can play together. Sure, both players have morphed into All-Stars and All-NBA level players, but it hasn't materialized into a championship. 

And although it seems silly to strictly use championships as a barometer of whether two stars can play together (especially since they've already been to the NBA Finals and are seemingly always on the cusp of getting there), we have to keep in mind which franchise we're talking about here.

The Cs have a tradition of winning championships. It's what's made them one of the most storied franchises in all of sports.

If the Celtics flame out in the postseason this season, they'd have to give serious consideration to trading Brown. It would be impossible not to, after being the best team in the NBA and not living up to the billing in the postseason. 

Especially considering how good of a player Brown is, as they'd legitimately land a top player in exchange for the three-time All-Star. 

Or, they could land the necessary draft picks to trade for a disgruntled star or star-level player in the last year of their deal.

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