With a projected $72.6 million in cap space for the 2023-24 season, the Houston Rockets are expected to add a major talent in the near future.

Whether that's still James Harden, who has been linked to the Rockets but recently admitted to having an Achilles injury at 33-year-old, is unknown. After all, he was singled out by ESPN 97.5 Houston's John Granato when discussing the veteran additions that the Rockets hope to make.

Nonetheless, it's the other name that's far more of an intriguing addition than the former face of the Rockets franchise: Boston Celtics wing Jaylen Brown.

Brown has seemed disgruntled in Boston as of late, disenchanted with what's supposed to be his support system there.

A noted social activist, he's related that racial epithets directed towards can be heard coming from his own team's fans. Persistent rumors that the Celtics are looking to trade him had Brown calling up teammate Jayson Tatum.

Not for advice. Just to ask if Tatum was angling for Kevin Durant to be his running mate instead of him.

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On the surface, it seems like an untenable situation.

To add to the complexity of the situation, Brown will become a free agent in 2024.

That last fact isn't just why the Celtics may entertain a trade involving Brown.

Should Brown be named to an All-NBA team, which he has a fair chance of making, he would be eligible for a supermax contract. Even if he doesn't though? The Celtics haven't shown enough commitment to him to suggest the two sides will reach an extension agreement this offseason. At least easily.

But when the walls start to crumble, the Rockets will be there.

A tandem of Jaylen Brown and Jalen Green?

Houston will feel like they need a parade.