Jaylen Brown hasn’t been given the minutes typical of a third overall pick, and for obvious reasons. Brown was drafted by a contending Celtics team, so they’re more interested in putting out their best group than letting a young talent experience growing pains.
It’s a scenario that plays itself out in sports when a good team has a bad team’s draft picks, as the Celtics do with the Nets. It’s also a scenario that agents are seemingly trying to avoid.
According to ESPN’s Chad Ford, “several agents” are considering having their clients skip pre-draft workouts with the Celtics unless they are given an indication that their player would be a priority.
Several agents told me that they were considering holding their clients out of workouts with the Boston Celtics as well. The Celtics currently have the best odds of winning the No. 1 pick, and unlike the Kings, they have one of the most respected front offices and coaching staffs in the league…
“I have deep respect for the Celtics,” one agent said. “They may have the best GM and head coach in the league. But I’d have to understand what the plan would be for my client before I let them come. They are loaded at every position. There’s a real danger that they take a player and either he plays a limited role of the bench, or he becomes an asset to be traded to a situation that we’re uncomfortable with. It’s tough.”
Thanks to the Paul Pierce/Kevin Garnett trade, the Celtics hold the highest odds of winning the first overall pick in Tuesday’s draft lottery. The C’s have a 25-percent chance of getting the top pick and can finish with no worse than the fourth pick.