The idea of trading Ben Simmons for Jaylen Brown is a fantastic possibility — for the Philadelphia 76ers.
In what had to have been a leak from the 76ers’ camp, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported Monday the Boston Celtics engaged in conversations about a trade for Philly’s disgruntled star. Charania then noted that any deal would have to include Brown going the other way.
Maybe a case could be made for the Celtics to do that deal, but there are far more reasons why they should pass on a trade centered around Brown and Simmons. That appears to be their thought, as well, according to reports Monday from MassLive’s Brian Robb and the Boston Herald’s Mark Murphy.
Wrote Robb: “Multiple league sources were adamant to MassLive.com that the Celtics have no interest in moving the All-Star Brown in the interim, particularly with him under team control for two more seasons at a below-market deal.”
Perhaps there is a trade package that would get Simmons to Boston, but if the starting point is Brown, it doesn’t sound like that will happen.