Jaylen Brown Possibly Hinting at Fractured Relationship With Celtics

Jaylen Brown of the Boston Celtics.


Jaylen Brown of the Boston Celtics.

After Boston Celtics star Jaylen Brown’s name came up in trade rumors involving Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant, many speculated that the Celtics offering him for Durant could potentially damage the long-term relationship between Brown and the team. Steve Bulpett’s recent chat with a league executive refutes that notion.

“I think Jaylen IS long term,” the executive told Bulpett. “If they want him long-term and they’re going to pay him the contract he deserves, I think he’s all-in on Boston. From everything I’ve been told, Jaylen’s a loyal guy. I know frustration can happen when things aren’t going well, and I think we saw some of that earlier in this past season.

“But when you take a step back and look at things, I think he wants to be there. And any problems that could ever happen with that relationship would probably have to come from him getting the idea that they’re not in on him. And right now, I don’t see that from the Celtics. I think they know what they have in Jaylen — now and for the future — and they want to keep that going.”

This would go along with all the reports that Brown is happy in Boston. However, one of Brown’s most recently liked tweets would indicate that maybe this recent report does not reflect his current thought process.

This tweet that Brown liked questioned the credibility of the executive who spoke to Bulpett because the person did not believe the executive knew firsthand what Brown’s mental state was.