The Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers have a long-standing rivalry, so the idea that they would agree to a trade seems unlikely. However, Zach Buckley of Bleacher Report suggested that the two teams might work out a deal that would benefit each other by trading players.
After that, Buckley went on to explain why the two legendary rivals would actually agree to such a trade involving the players who were considered to be their stars.
“It’s possible that Brown, 26, will never reach the level of stardom that Davis has already hit—hence the inclusion of Williams, a dominant defender who has his own injury issues,” Buckley wrote. “But Brown is younger and more durable.” “These characteristics may be important to the Lakers, who may require a more sturdy foundation for their post-LeBron James era than the injury-prone Davis is able to provide,” according to one source.
If the Celtics were to trade Brown as part of this process, it would be detrimental to their ability to score on the wing. Davis would also give quite an interesting frontcourt partnership with Kristaps Porzingis and Al Horford.
Despite the fact that Davis has a player option for the 2027–2028 season, the Lakers and Davis have decided to extend his deal so that it goes through 2028 and is worth a total of $261 million.
During his interview on “Jones and Mego,” Brad Stevens discussed the loss of Marcus Smart and encouraged Brown and Jayson Tatum to take on greater leadership responsibilities now that Smart will no longer be on the team.
“We’ve been chock-full of a lot of quality people for a long time, and that gives other people a voice,” said Stevens. “We’ve been doing this for a long time.” We believe that Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are already among the greatest that there can be, but it is obvious that we need them to continue to develop in that area.
Stevens continued by saying that it’s possible that other players on the club may need to do the same thing in order to fill the gap that Smart left behind.
“Other individuals will have the chance to act in this manner. When someone leaves a position in which they play such a significant part and have such a significant personality, there are always possibilities or opportunities for someone else to come into that role. He’s a nice guy, and we’re going to miss having him around.”