Boston hoping Jaylen Brown, Terry Rozier can regain footing, value before making offer for Anthony Davis
The Boston Celtics are likely to sit still and await the summer to make an offer for prized big man Anthony Davis, but they will hope valuable pieces like Jaylen Brown and Terry Rozier bounce back from a slow start to the season and regain the value they had this past offseason, according to Tom Haberstroh of NBC Sports. The Celtics are confident not much will happen with Davis before the trade deadline and are readying their assets to package in a deal.
Brown and Rozier were two of the Celtics’ most sought after assets after an unprecedented playoff run that left them one game shy of the NBA Finals without their main stars in Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward, both out with injuries.
The two have seen less playing time and more of the bench this season, reducing their trade value, especially when it comes to pulling off a trade of blockbuster fashion like trading for Anthony Davis.
Both Brown and Rozier are pending further commitment from the Celtics, as Brown is in the third year of his rookie contract (awaiting team-option or extension) and Rozier in his fourth.
The New Orleans Pelicans will eye their biggest fish in Jayson Tatum, but it’s likely that Danny Ainge and the Celtics will try to move Brown and Rozier before they dangle Tatum in the mix, seeing as how they view the Duke standout as part of a championship team.
If Brown and Rozier can finish out the season strong, it would give the Celtics a better chance to offer them in a trade scenario and hope the Pelicans bite without the need to surrender their best asset — one that now looks like the one piece New Orleans would want out of this deal in the summer.