In order to land Jaylen Brown, the West team is being urged to call the Celtics "every 2 minutes."
It's that time of year once more.
You know, the one where the Boston Celtics hover around.500, leading to increased Jaylen Brown trade speculation despite the organization's public portrayal of him as off-limits.
During an appearance on SiriusXM NBA Radio on December 11, Bleacher Report's Jake Fischer fueled such speculation by explaining why he believes Brown and fellow Celtics All-Star Jayson Tatum are headed for a divorce.
"I believe this is the beginning of the end for Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown's partnership," Fischer said.
"I'm not sure if that will be broken up this season, but I think sometime in the next 12-18 months, we'll really start to hear about the future of Boston with Jaylen Brown on his way out the door."
While the duo is arguably the best 25-and-under duo in the game, their ability has not translated into anything more than personal success in recent years.
The reigning All-Stars are coming off of their best seasons to date.
However, since the start of 2020, the Celtics have a 49-50 record.
With the Celtics stuck in a rut, it's fair to wonder if Brad Stevens will be persuaded to restructure his roster at the expense of Brown if the team remains mired in mediocrity heading into the February 10 trade deadline.
Matt George of ABC10 and the "Locked On Kings Podcast" has offered Sacramento Kings president of basketball operations Monte McNair as a tribute if Stevens needs one.
In response to quotes from Fischer's take on the Celtics star, George tweeted, "If I were Monte McNair, I'd be calling Boston every 2 minutes trying to get Jaylen Brown to Sacramento."
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According to Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer, "The Kings are at a crossroads once again, with a new interim head coach, a relatively new GM, and a lot of players with uncertain futures. GM Monte McNair drafted two guards in consecutive drafts (Mitchell and Tyrese Haliburton), despite having De'Aaron Fox on the payroll, which suggests to executives around the league that Fox will be his main piece for a big move."
The Kings also have Harrison Barnes, a 29-year-old forward whom the Celtics were rumored to be interested in around last season's trade deadline.
A combination of the aforementioned players as well as draft picks could bring the Cs to the table.
However, don't expect the Celtics to sign any deal until they've exhausted all other options for making things work with Brown in Boston.