Ruzious wrote:Boston fans in general seem to be way overrating Brown's trade value. He is a great athlete. He's nowhere near a great basketball player. He's far from a decent centerpiece for a player like Beal. It's possible Brown will make great strides, but that has to happen first before his trade value gets up there. He didn't improve last season, so it's hard to assume he will this season or next.
I would argue that most of the centerpieces of star trades over the last five years have involved young players that were not established Stars. Look at Brandon Ingram, he's certainly not an established star. He's put up better numbers than Jalyen, sure, but Davis is a far superior player to Beal as well. Oladipo was an overpaid role player when Indiana traded George for him, in retrospect it looks great but his value wasn't nearly as high at the time of the trade as it is now. The pick that became Sexton what's the key commodity from Boston in the trade that netted Irving, an actual All-NBA player. Chris Paul is a shell of his former self now, but when Houston traded for him, he was still a stud. It didn't cost them an arm and a leg. Butler was an impending free agent, but he ended up going for a bargain relative to people's expectation.
I say all that, and there are more cases if I wanted, to say that brown is not a bad example of a trade center piece for a fringe All-Star.
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