The New Orleans Pelicans will look to add another star to the roster this offseason and Jaylen Brown would be the perfect fit.
The Pelicans desperately need defensive help on the wing and players who can shoot the 3-ball and Brown could provide both.
He is still young, on a pretty team-friendly contract for his production and would give the Pelicans two of the best under-25 wings in the NBA and a trio of All-Stars who are all still very young.
It would be the ideal situation for the Pelicans and they would likely give up a huge package of picks and young players to make it happen.
Pelicans’ Twitter has been rampant with speculation that Brown could be available now that the Celtics are shaking up their front office and head coaching positions.
While the Pels should definitely cheer for NBA chaos, it is unlikely to lead to Jaylen Brown.
New Orleans Pelicans: The Celtics would trade Kemba Walker, not Brown
The Celtics had a disappointing season that ended in the 7th seed and a first round ousting in the playoffs.
They came into the season with championship aspirations and have a superstar in Jayson Tatum, so it’s safe to say that the Celtics are not happy with how things turned out.
But they had some poor injury luck that caused them to underperform, so it’s not like the Celtics bottomed out or anything. They are still sitting on talented young players and a load of draft picks.
This is why I can’t see them moving Jaylen Brown, as young wings who can defend multiple spots and shoot 3-pointers don’t grow on trees. They would much rather move on from aging point guard Kemba Walker, who might interest the Pelicans in the right deal.
If they did trade Brown to the New Orleans Pelicans, they would almost certainly want Brandon Ingram AND draft picks, which is not happening. If the Pels could get Brown for a package based around Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Steven Adams and a pile of draft picks, I am sure they would do it, but Boston will be looking for a star in return.
It just seems like a lateral move at best to get rid of Brown so even though the Pelicans have a lot of assets, it’s probably not going to happen.