Clipperholics’ Iliyan Lakhani believes the Boston Celtics should consider a Jaylen Brown trade that’d send No. 7 to L.A. — but the price isn’t right Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Should the Boston Celtics bow out of the Eastern Conference Finals, Jaylen Brown will be a name bandied about the rumor mill every single day — and at times, the price the Cs would ask for him will vary from analyst to analyst. Clipperholics’ Iliyan Lakhani believes the price for Brown in a trade involving Los Angeles could involve Paul George, which is correct, but also believes — likely incorrectly in this writer’s opinion — that the Celtics would need to be the team including draft capital in a potential deal. “A trade package between these two teams would be pretty straightforward,” Lakhani prefaced before saying, “With Brown’s performances against the Miami Heat, the Clippers have plenty of leverage they can look to take advantage of. In fact, LA could also ask for draft compensation while only trading George and a player off the bench.” For the Boston Celtics to be in a position to need to give up draft compensation in addition to Brown in any trade scenario, there would need to be a complete loss of leverage on the franchise’s part. One of the only feasible ways that could happen would be Brown demanding a trade. The more specific the trade demand, the less leverage the team would have negotiating with Brown’s preferred team of choice. Another way, which would be a worst-case scenario, would be Brown getting injured during the Eastern Conference Finals. Regardless, swapping Brown for a star on the wrong side of 30, and closer to 35 than 30, should not require Boston to be the team giving up any draft capital. While George would be a great fit next to Tatum as someone who has led the charge for the Pacers and for a Kawhi Leonard-less Clippers and as someone who’ll gladly play the No. 2 role, it’d be too much of a loss in a trade to give up No. 7 and future draft picks. Build your custom FanSided Daily email newsletter with news and analysis on Boston Celtics and all your favorite sports teams, TV shows, and more. © 2023 Minute Media – All Rights Reserved. The content on this site is for entertainment and educational purposes only. All betting content is intended for an audience ages 21+. All advice, including picks and predictions, is based on individual commentators’ opinions and not that of Minute Media or its related brands. All picks and predictions are suggestions only. No one should expect to make money from the picks and predictions discussed on this website. For more information, please read our Legal Disclaimer. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call 1-800-GAMBLER.