The Boston Celtics are reportedly interested in trading for Ben Simmons. The Philadelphia 76ers are insisting Jaylen Brown be part of their return for Simmons. That seems to be the breaking point for trade talks between the two teams.
Multiple league sources have indicated that Boston has no interest in parting with Brown in any trade, let alone one for Simmons. Brown is currently sidelined due to a sore hamstring that will keep him out for one to two weeks.
In his sixth season, Brown is off to the best start of his career. He's averaged 25.6 points on 49.3% from the field and 39.7% from behind the arc. Brown's also grabbing 6.1 rebounds and hitting 78% on 5.1 free throw attempts per game. All are career-highs for the 2021 All-Star.