In recent years, Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier hit snags in their negotiations that could not be overcome. Brown has made it through three years without an agent. His mother has handled a lot of the responsibilities, and he has worked with a marketing executive. And that was probably a savvy play on his part, as rookie contracts are locked in anyway. But these negotiations are different. One league source said it appears that Brown will retain an agent for these talks. The problem for Brown is that he has not really shown statistical improvement over his three seasons. His per-36-minute numbers are almost identical. So the Celtics will likely be reluctant to make a max extension offer. But it’s unlikely Brown would settle for much less. The probable result is that no deal is finalized before the season begins, meaning Brown will enter next summer as a restricted free agent. The lineups It is no secret that the Celtics’ five best players are Kemba Walker, Jayson Tatum, Gordon Hayward, Marcus Smart, and Brown. On the court together, that group would bring versatility, playmaking, and shooting, but it does not have a center or even a traditional power forward among… Read full this story
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