Grant Williams addresses Jaylen Brown trade rumors

Grant Williams addresses Jaylen Brown trade rumors

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Grant Williams addresses Jaylen Brown trade rumors

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After speaking with children during the Jr. Celtics camp, Grant Williams was asked how he felt about the trade rumors involving Brown. Williams responded by talking about the business side of the NBA while also praising Brown’s mindset and value as a player. “I feel like JB is mature in his mindset, and he knows that. I talk to him, texted him, reach out of as often as I can. It’s one of those things. It’s the league. It’s a business. It’s one of those things that you can’t be discouraged by because we love JB. It also shows how valuable he is.”
Source: Matt John @ Heavy.com

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Steve Bulpett @SteveBHoop
Posted earlier at Heavy:
Like it or not, the Jaylen Brown/Kevin Durant rumors are here to stay. Sources explain why.
Plus, how Brown is viewed around the league — and an NBA exec who believes the wing is “all-in on Boston” if @Celtics are all-in on him.
bit.ly/3JO3YYa6:53 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Another report Jaylen Brown still “all-in” on Boston Celtics nba.nbcsports.com/2022/08/12/ano…3:17 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Grant Williams asked by a camper who his favorite teammate is…. pic.twitter.com/th6vd1ztUt1:00 PM

John Karalis @John_Karalis
Grant Williams talking to Jr. Celtics campers in Boston pic.twitter.com/wE4jijZ1WO12:55 PM

A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
Grant Williams a surprise visitor for Jr. Celtics campers. pic.twitter.com/1GlKZ4Ro4F12:49 PM

Sopan Deb @SopanDeb
merrick garland: “the celtics have agreed to include two extra first round picks along with jaylen brown for kevin durant, sources tell the DOJ.” – 3:00 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
New and improved Next Contract Series: Jaylen Brown is now posted on @spotrac! All the options Brown has from now, through when his contract ends in 2024.
Spoiler: No extension is coming this summer. Nor should it. But in 2023? Maybe! Read more for why:
spotrac.com/research/nba/n…9:40 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
Most PPG by a non-All-Star in 2022 (minimum 50 games):
24.5 — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
23.6 — Jaylen Brown
23.2 — De’Aaron Fox
22.8 — Pascal Siakam pic.twitter.com/a6hE57nlxs9:32 AM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Heads up: We’re reposting a new version of the Jaylen Brown contract options piece from yesterday.
There were some confusing sections that have been re-written to hopefully clear things up. Sloppy writing by yours truly was the culprit on the original. Fixed now! Link soon. – 9:30 AM
Frank Isola @TheFrankIsola
Not sure the Sixers, who aren’t trading Joel Embiid, have anything the Nets would want. Now, Jaylen Brown is another story. – 4:40 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Just filed to @spotrac a piece about why it’s not time for Jaylen Brown to sign an extension…yet.
I went pretty deep on this one, so I hope you’ll all enjoy it when it posts. I’ll link to the piece when it’s live on the site! – 12:22 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
New: Amid Kevin Durant trade rumors, Jaylen Brown has a noteworthy financial incentive to want to stay with the #Celtics for his next contract masslive.com/celtics/2022/0…11:00 AM

More on this storyline

Obviously, Durant is one of the greatest players of all time. Williams explained that Brown having his name mentioned as the potential centerpiece in a deal for Durant just shows how great the Celtics star is. “It kind of shows how valuable he is. The fact that, top-10 player in the world, you’re the focal point. It’s one of those things, I remember, back in the day with Al Jefferson and KG [Kevin Garnett]. It’s one of those things where you’re like, ‘oh dang, Al Jefferson.’ It’s not even like a difference,” said Williams. -via Heavy.com / August 13, 2022
“I think he’s going to approach it even better. He’s going to take it with a competitive mindset, too. So, if it doesn’t work out, which, I don’t know what it is or not, I’m not involved in none of those processes,” stated Williams. “But I think that he’s going to come back with a chip on his shoulder, and I love that. Because I know how JB responds, and he’s going to be very, very, very, very secure because he’s secure of himself and he’s secure of what he’s going to be.” -via Heavy.com / August 13, 2022
Grant Williams said he has been in contact with Brown since the rumors began gaining steam this summer. “It’s a significant rumor,” said Williams who added, “It’s something you want to take for a grain of salt. I feel like JB is mature in his mindset; he knows that. I’ve talked to him, texted him…it’s one of those things, this league is a business. It’s one of those things you can’t be discouraged by.” -via fullcourtpress.bulletin.com / August 12, 2022

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