The New Orleans Pelicans will look so as to add one other star to the roster this offseason and Jaylen Brown could be the proper match.
The Pelicans desperately want defensive assistance on the wing and gamers who can shoot the 3-ball and Brown may present each.
He’s nonetheless younger, on a reasonably team-friendly contract for his manufacturing and would give the Pelicans two of the perfect under-25 wings within the NBA and a trio of All-Stars who’re all nonetheless very younger.
It might be the perfect scenario for the Pelicans and they might possible surrender an enormous package deal of picks and younger gamers to make it occur.
Pelicans’ Twitter has been rampant with hypothesis that Brown may very well be out there now that the Celtics are shaking up their entrance workplace and head teaching positions.
Whereas the Pels ought to positively cheer for NBA chaos, it’s unlikely to result in Jaylen Brown.
New Orleans Pelicans: The Celtics would commerce Kemba Walker, not Brown
The Celtics had a disappointing season that ended within the seventh seed and a primary spherical ousting within the playoffs.
They got here into the season with championship aspirations and have a famous person in Jayson Tatum, so it’s secure to say that the Celtics aren’t pleased with how issues turned out.
However that they had some poor damage luck that brought on them to underperform, so it’s not just like the Celtics bottomed out or something. They’re nonetheless sitting on gifted younger gamers and a load of draft picks.
This is the reason I can’t see them transferring Jaylen Brown, as younger wings who can defend a number of spots and shoot 3-pointers don’t develop on timber. They might a lot fairly transfer on from growing older level guard Kemba Walker, who may curiosity the Pelicans in the fitting deal.
In the event that they did commerce Brown to the New Orleans Pelicans, they might virtually actually need Brandon Ingram AND draft picks, which isn’t occurring. If the Pels may get Brown for a package deal primarily based round Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Steven Adams and a pile of draft picks, I’m certain they might do it, however Boston will probably be in search of a star in return.
It simply looks like a lateral transfer at greatest to eliminate Brown so though the Pelicans have lots of property, it’s most likely not going to occur.