Celtics ought to solely embrace Jaylen Brown in a bundle for Damian Lillard or Bradley Beal, per NBA insider

The Boston Celtics are anticipated to be lively within the offseason as they’re hoping to place collectively a roster that it’s going to return them to title rivalry.

Doing so could require some tough choices, equivalent to parting methods with All-Star swingman Jaylen Brown.  Sports activities Illustrated’s Chris Mannix has two gamers in thoughts who Boston must think about buying and selling the 24-year-old for.

(through NBC Sports activities)

“There are a few gamers on the market that I believe the Celtics would transfer for Jaylen Brown,” Mannix stated Thursday on Early Version. “One could be Bradley Beal, who has to decide of his personal the following couple weeks if he needs to signal that extension with Washington. If he doesn’t, that’s tantamount to a commerce request and he can turn out to be obtainable. And everyone knows at this level in regards to the relationship between Bradley Beal and Jayson Tatum.

“The opposite is Damian Lillard. It’s nonetheless very a lot up within the air, Lillard’s future in Portland. If in the approaching weeks the Blazers resolve that they should commerce Damian Lillard, I believe Boston could be in a reasonably good place to make a powerful supply that must embrace Jaylen Brown. So, you don’t simply transfer him to shake issues up, but when a kind of two gamers turns into obtainable I believe it’s important to look lengthy and laborious about buying and selling Jaylen Brown.”

The Celtics would not have the piece to type an interesting bundle for famous person gamers like Lillard or Beal, so together with Brown will likely be a should.

Buying and selling the 24-years outdated ahead is not going to be simple for Boston. Throughout 2020-21 season, Brown set career-highs in factors per sport (24.7), assists (3.4), capturing share (48.4), and 3-point share (39.7).

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