Miami Heat Receive: G/F Jaylen Brown, F/C Robert Williams III
Boston Celtics Receive: C Bam Adebayo, G/F Caleb Martin, 2027 First-Round Pick (MIA)
This is not how modern star trades usually look. We’re well aware of that fact.
Typically, the team receiving the star is sending out multiple first-round picks. That’s because these days, trading a superstar player normally means that you’re starting from scratch.
Does it have to? After all, the Celtics would still have Jayson Tatum.
If Brown is due to depart, shouldn’t they look to replace him with another star?
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Meanwhile, the Heat have never tanked. Why should they start now? If they fall short of expectations this year, wouldn’t it make more sense to retool than it would to rebuild?
Would this be the right way to go about retooling?