The past year has been difficult for the Boston Celtics. They’ve had to deal with a lot of hardship, including injuries and disappointing performances on the hardwood.
One of the things that has kept fans going through these difficult times was the fact that Jayson TATUM and Jaylen BROWN, two of the most promising young stars in the franchise, are still under contract for the next few years. This gives them hope that there will be brighter days ahead.
However, recent rumblings suggest that there may be trouble ahead for the aforementioned duo. Steve Bulpett from Heavy.com stated that sources have told him about a possible ‘divorce’ between Brown and the Shamrocks if the team doesn’t turn around their poor season.
Boston is actually on a bit of a hot streak, winning 10 of their 16 matches since 2022. So, if these rumors are true, it seems that these two parties are moving in the right direction for now.
Despite this, there are still many games left on the season that could save Brown’s marriage to the C’s, or even cause them to separate.
We at HH want the Celtics to continue to find their groove, which would allow them to once again challenge for a deep playoff run. However, should the situation get worse in Eastern Massachusetts, and Brad Stevens and his star wing become more hostile, and JB decides to sell him, we have great confidence that teams will be calling to discuss possible trade packages to acquire him.
It’s reasonable to think that, should Brown go on the trade block all 29 teams in the NBA would give the Boston Celtics the ring to see if they can get him out of the organization. We believe 4 will be the most active in dialing in non-stop in an effort to make a deal.
Boston Celtics trade partner No. 1) Atlanta Hawks
The Atlanta Hawks are a disappointing team in the league, just like the Boston Celtics.
Atlanta, which had a great postseason run that saw them reach Eastern Conference Finals the year before, has now put together a sub.500 record of 24-26 in 50 games.
A budding star like Trae Young’s point guard is unacceptable. According to reports, Travis Schlenk, Hawks General Manager will be very active in this season’s trade season to surround Trae Young with better-fitting running mates. Many are under the impression Brown might be what they need.
A two-way stud, who appears to be on track to be selected for his second straight All-Star Game, having a wing like this joining forces with a man like Young would easily make for an extremely menacing one-two punch (something they had hoped to get when they drafted Cam Reddish back-in 2019), and the idea of Brown being able to trade for Brown while keeping John Collins (would make such an offer more for Boston, but I digress), would create an incredible Big-3 that would be a nightmare for opposing defenses to take on the Big-3 that would make it.
A front office should do everything possible to ensure that their star player is happy. In Jaylen Brown’s case, this could be the right move.