Despite the trade rumors surrounding a potential move to Brooklyn for Jaylen Brown, the dynamic forward reassured he wants to stay in Boston, according to Jared Weiss of The Athletic.
Per Weiss, the dynamic forward was perplexed about rumors that he does not intend to re-sign with the franchise. Brown’s current contract is coming to an end in the summer of 2024, but his unwillingness to work on a new deal has nothing to do with trade rumors.
As Weiss observes, Brown is unlikely to sign a contract extension anytime soon, but that’s because his maximum earnings in an extension would fall far short of what he could earn if he reaches free agency and signs a new deal at that time.
The high-flying forward was involved in the trade rumor mill the last three seasons every time an upper level star was becoming available. Brown was an important part of the Celtics’ Finals run last season.
He averaged 23.6 points, 6.1 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 66 games. It remains to be seen if he will continue to fight for a championship in Boston, or he’ll move to a new enviroment as the primary star of a team.