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Spurs Should Go All-In on Jaylen Brown With This Trade Offer

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The San Antonio Spurs Should Offer A Trove of Assets

San Antonio would be leveraging quite a few assets and Boston take a big swing, but there’s a serious chance it pays off for both parties. Brown would be reuniting with Gregg Popovich, who coached him on Team USA in 2019. He’d effectively become the Spurs’ best offensive player and their No. 1 scoring option—something he’s never been in Boston.

A career 37.6% shooter from 3-point land, Brown would help San Antonio increase its shot profile while providing a go-to scoring option alongside Dejounte Murray in crucial moments. A starting lineup of Dejounte Murray, Jaylen Brown, Devin Vassell, Keldon Johnson, and Jakob Poeltl possesses a balance of defensive versatility, spacing, and athleticism that would fit Pop’s intended playstyle.

On the flip side, Celtics fans would fall in love with Derrick White’s game quickly. He’d instantly be the team’s best facilitator and has a strong case to be their best defender as well. White is a strong candidate to run Boston’s offense while getting the ball into Tatum's hands in ideal spots for him to score.

Additionally, Young —a seasoned two-way veteran who’s falling victim to San Antonio’s commitment to youth—is known for simply making the right plays. His skill-set pairs nicely with that of Al Horford, who’s in the middle of a career rejuvenation at 35-years-old. Plus, Lonnie Walker is a walking firecracker who makes energizing plays on both ends of the floor. There’s still plenty of room for Lonnie to grow, but in a confined role off the bench, he could already make waves in Boston.

The main question is: Would the Spurs be giving up a fair amount while not sacrificing their future?