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Celtics set for Jaylen Brown decision; Max or trade?

Celtics set for Jaylen Brown decision; Max or trade?

BOSTON (BVM) – Heading into Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Boston Celtics looked primed for a roster transformation during the upcoming offseason with a potential sweep looking more than likely. Three games later, that script flipped completely as the Celtics sat on the heels of one of the greatest comebacks in sports history.

Now, just one Game 7 later, the questions surrounding their future are once again at the forefront.

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Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) warms up before game seven against the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals for the 2023 NBA playoffs at TD Garden. (Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)

A disappointing showing in the series’ final game seemingly undid much of Boston’s goodwill during the team’s comeback from down 3-0, as a blowout in Game 7 highlighted much of the Celtics’ issues that had plagued them early on. With a hobbled Jayson Tatum and the need for other creators, Boston shot a lowly 21.4% from the 3-point line, while star guard Jaylen Brown turned the ball over eight times as the team’s lead playmaker.

The game from Brown has brought forth much of the discussion that has centered around the duo in the past as the Celtics continue to look for ways to get over the final hump. With a potential max contract on the horizon for Brown, the Celtics will have to decide if this current group has enough in the tank to make the final push. If not, there will be plenty of suitors interested in getting involved in his potential trade market. 

With an upcoming decision either to offer him a max contract or officially put an end to the J’s, which one will they choose?


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