The Boston Celtics had to tweak their roster this summer following an underwhelming 2018-19 performance.
Despite having, arguably, the best team on paper last season, they failed to show consistency and earn any real postseason success. With a few of those parts gone, they had to revamp the team in hopes of building a squad capable of living up to heightened expectations.
In 2020, they will face more uncertainty, with several vital players being up for free-agency. And, according to NBC Sports Boston, one player, in particular, will earn significant attention by the competition.
“With the dearth of talent projected to be available on the market next offseason, Jaylen Brown could now garner significant attention as a restricted free agent. With fewer high-quality players to spend big bucks on, a talent-needy team with cap space could choose to make Brown a Godfather offer in the hopes that the Celtics won’t be willing to match. The C’s would have the right to match any deal. But with extensions due for some of their other young talent, namely Jayson Tatum, they will have to be careful with how much they spend to retain financial flexibility.”
With Kemba, Hayward, Tatum, and others on the payroll, they will have to be selective in who they continue to pay going forward. Brown could be the odd-man-out in that regard.
Last season, Brown averaged 13 points, 1.4 assists, and 4.2 rebounds on 46% shooting for the Celtics. It's hard to say what his numbers will look like this campaign but, at 22-years-old, the sky is the limit for him.