ESPN insiders believe the Memphis Grizzlies should be doing everything in their power to try and pry guard Jaylen Brown from the Boston Celtics to pair him with Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson, Jr.
Former player and ESPN NBA analyst Kendrick Perkins and ESPN NBA Insider Tim MacMahon both tweeted out that the Grizzlies should attempt to trade for the young star.
Who wouldn’t want Jaylen Brown on their team? The 6’6″ 25-year-old is a native of Marietta, Georgia, and was selected third overall by the Celtics in the 2016 NBA Draft. He is averaging 21.4 points per game, 5.2 rebounds game, and 2.2 rebounds per game this season.
Memphis Grizzlies would have to give Boston a load of assets
Let’s take a look at the first scenario, which would involve the Grizzlies unloading a ton of veterans and keeping their young players.
Memphis would have to trade Dillon Brooks along with the expiring veteran contracts of Tyus Jones and Kyle Anderson to get talks started.
Boston would likely need Memphis to include draft capital as well. The Grizzlies, who are stocked nicely with draft picks now and in future seasons thanks to trades with the LA Lakers, Utah Jazz, and Milwaukee Bucks.
The deal would give the Grizzlies a chance to land a legitimate All-Star player who could help take the scoring load off Ja Morant when needed.
A very big debate could be had about the value Brooks brings to the team versus the value that Brown would bring to the team.