This Celtics-Pelicans Trade Is Focused On Jaylen Brown

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The Boston Celtics are underperforming this year. Recent reports have revealed that they are unwilling to split up the NBA star duo of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, but what if they changed their minds? The team is currently under .500, which is far worse than what most expected this team to be.

Tatum and Brown play very similar styles of basketball. So similar, in fact, that some people want to see the team trade Brown for someone else.

But what if, instead of another star player, they focus on putting depth around Tatum to put him in the best possible position to succeed?

Other teams have had success with this formula in NBA history. Notably, the 2011 Dallas Mavericks, who surrounded Dirk Nowitzki with an elite group around him. So what team could help them accomplish that goal? Enter the New Orleans Pelicans.

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The Pelicans have struggled even more than the Celtics have this year. Zion Williamson has yet to appear in a game, but they should still be a lot better than they currently are. But since Brandon Ingram plays the same style of basketball as Tatum, why not get some depth?

What trade could be done between the two teams that would send Brown to New Orleans and bring back an ample amount of depth? Would the Boston Celtics ever want to do a trade like that? What’s the best offer the New Orleans Pelicans could send out?