Jaylen Brown comments indicate Pacers should be in mix for Celtics star

TORONTO, ON - DECEMBER 05: Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics walks the court during the first half of their NBA game against the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on December 5, 2022 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - DECEMBER 05: Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics walks the court during the first half of their NBA game against the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on December 5, 2022 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images) /
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Our grade? This would be a knockdown A+ move from an Indiana franchise that doesn’t seem to ever chase stars.

This would be an amazing move for the Pacers to make, even if it cost a bit more up front, it is rare that multiple-time All-Stars at the age of 26 are available, so the Pacers would absolutely have to look into it.

Given the recent comments, it’s hard to know what exactly Brown is looking for out of a franchise, but it sounds like he wants to feel “needed” and “treated correct”. A small-market franchise like the Pacers are going to appreciate someone of Brown’s star-level much more than he is going to find in the bigger markets. Additionally, the Pacers have shown that they have a team-first culture that may allow Brown to feel like he is included and valued as part of the organization.

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However, the media may just be reading into these comments far too much and Brown is really just trying to get some leverage in contract negotiations with the Celtics over the coming year or so. If that is the case, then there is nothing the Pacers are going to be able to do to sway him either way.

What do you think? Would you want to see the Pacers go after Jaylen Brown? Do you think this trade would be giving up too much? Let us know in the comments below!