Jaylen Brown has long worked without an agent, but it appears that recently has changed.
The Boston Celtics forward is now working with ex-teammate Al Horford's agent, Jason Glushon, ESPN's Jackie MacMullan revealed on the most recent episode of ESPN's Hoop Collective Podcast (11-minute mark). NBC Sports Boston's own A. Sherrod Blakely reported last week Brown was looking into hiring an agent, and it looks like Glushon was the man for the job.
Glushon, who also represents Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday, helped Horford sign a four-year, $109 million contract with the 76ers over the summer. Now, he'll assist Brown in contract extension negotiations with Boston.
Although hiring a new agent indicates otherwise, Brown stresses he isn't focused on a new deal with the 2019-20 season set to get underway.
"To be honest, I'm not putting too much thought into it," Brown told reporters last week at Celtics Media Day. "I'm not losing any sleep over it. I think stuff like that ends up working itself out in the end, or however so. I'm just focused on this season and playing basketball. I think that's my No. 1 emphasis. Let the chips fall where they may."
Brown and the C's begin their season on Oct. 23 vs. Horford and the Sixers.
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If the Detroit Pistons really want to trade Andre Drummond, they'll need to step on the gas pedal.
Teams have "kicked the tires" on a potential Drummond trade but there has been "no traction" on any deal ahead of Feb. 6 NBA trade deadline, Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix reported Friday.
The Boston Celtics reportedly are among the teams interested in the 26-year-old big man, who leads the NBA in rebounds per game (15.7) and ranks eighth in blocks (1.8).
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Drummond would give Boston an answer to Eastern Conference giants like Philadelphia's Joel Embiid and Milwaukee's Brook and Robin Lopez while bolstering a thin frontcourt currently holding its own with Enes Kanter and an overachieving Daniel Theis.
As Mannix points out, though, Drummond's $27 million cap hit could be a deal-breaker for many teams, including the Celtics. The C's would have to move Gordon Hayward or Marcus Smart and at least one other player to make salaries match, but the team seems reluctant to part with any members of their core.
If Boston still wants an upgrade, it may find better luck with Davis Bertans; Mannix reports there's a "feeling around the league" that the Washington Wizards "almost have to shop" the 27-year-old big man, who is averaging 15.3 points per game and shooting 43.4 percent from 3-point range amid a breakout season.
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