After winning three straight games and looking like a team that seemed to be back on track, the Boston Celtics headed into Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Miami Heat with high hopes of advancing to the NBA Finals for a second straight season.
Unfortunately, an ankle sprain suffered by Jayson Tatum early in the game and Jaylen Brown struggling all night long proved to be the difference as the Heat crushed the Celtics in Boston to win the series.
In the aftermath of the loss to the Heat, many questions are being asked about this Celtics squad and whether the team should think about making a significant move during the NBA offseason.
Emmanuel Acho of Fox Sports believes it’s time for the team’s dynamic duo to be broken up and uses the duo of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, with the Oklahoma City Thunder being the example of two stars needing a change via Speak On FS1.
— Speak (@SpeakOnFS1) May 30, 2023
With Tatum being the face of the franchise moving forward, that major move would likely be trading Brown, even though his star teammate has said that “it’s extremely important” for Boston to re-sign him.
Although Brown’s Game 7 performance was about as bad as possible, the 26-year-old star will still draw interest on the trade market if the Celtics make him available.
Brown has been linked to the Houston Rockets, with some speculating he’d like to reunite with Ime Udoka, who was recently hired by the team to be its new head coach.
Only time will tell what Boston’s intentions are heading into the offseason.NEXT: Celtics Insider Details What Decisions The Team Will Face This Offseason