CP thinks Boston Celtics will need to pursue Jayson Tatum’s friend if Thomas Bryant pursuit backfires
Former Super Bowl XXXVI Champion with the New England Patriots Jermaine Wiggins, regular with the New England Patriots Greg Hill morning show and the Gresh and Keef A lunchtime show on Boston sports radio WEEI recently claimed that Jaylen Brown told him he wanted out of Beantown and be Jayson Tatum’s sidekick with the Boston Celtics.
The Greg Hill Show: Word on the street is Jaylen Brown wants out! https://t.co/8UQ0m5yiRl
– WEEI (@WEEI) July 5, 2022
Wiggins claimed he saw Brown in the Hamptons on Long Island and personally came up with the idea from the player himself that No. 7 would not re-sign with the franchise in the summer of 2024 when he was entitled to full freedom as an agent. So far, Brown has spent all six seasons with the Cs and has spent all but one alongside Tatum.
While he has blossomed into an NBA All-Star, Brown has served as a second pick for the past three seasons. During the 2018-19 season, current Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations and former head coach Brad Stevens replaced Brown in the starting XI with Marcus Smart, who has since been the starting point guard under new HC Ime Udoka.
Jaylen Brown is the centerpiece in any Boston Celtics trade pack for Kevin Durant
Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix insists it takes a package starting with Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart/Grant Williams to seal a deal with Kevin Durant. NBC Sports Boston’s Chris Forsberg believes Robert Williams is unlikely to be given up by the Cs in any deal – while also believing Brown is the starting point for any deal. Avery Johnson told CBS Sports HQ that if he were a member of the Brooklyn Nets’ front office, his first call would be to the Boston Celtics.
Based on all of the current media gossip, it’s clear that in any trading scenario that brings Durant back, Brown would be a way out. Considering his recent social media activity, which was liking a tweet that read, “Jaylen Brown is so disrespected by Celtics fans,” it’s not hard to imagine that the former 2016 No. 3 overall winner could resign over internal discussions that the team may have about him, uneasy space on next season’s roster and the public discourse that’s taking place along the way.