Brown is currently scheduled to miss at least a week with a hamstring issue. But that hasn’t kept him from being linked to talks involving the 76ers centered on guard/forward Ben Simmons.
Such a deal involving Brown, it seems, will not happen. At least not now.
Brown is under contract for two more seasons at a reasonable rate, as Robb wrote. So it may not make sense for the Celtics to move him — though you could make a case should they continue down their current path of mediocrity.
Robb cited multiple league sources as being “adamant” that the Celtics have no desire to move Brown.
Brown, 25, is 6-foot-6 and averaging 25.6 points and 6.1 rebounds in eight games this season. Given coach Ime Udoka’s timeline, Brown stands to miss anywhere from three to eight games. Boston (4-6) has gotten off to a rocky start, with at least one players-only meeting taking place last week.
“Obviously in the midst of trying to win games, it’s something that we probably didn’t need,” Brown said at the time. “But we all communicate and talk to each other. So we’re always trying to find ways to win and I’m open to any and everything when guys bring it to me, coaching staff.
“I’m always watching film trying to better myself and be a better basketball player and find ways to make my teammates better.”
Brown added he is striving to be a better teammate as well.
“I can do a lot of things better,” Brown said. “Try to find ways to get guys going, talking to Jayson, trying to find ways to get him going. Just making our teammates better. I think that’s part of being a leader and things like that.
“I still have a lot of growth to do that I’m actively working on. But that’s my challenge and I’m focusing my energy on that. Just continuing to watch film and get better and see how I can make my teammates better.”