Jaylen Brown: Isaiah Thomas trade ‘changes the whole dynamic' for Celtics


The Celtics had a very busy offseason.

They traded down from the No. 1 spot to draft Jayson Tatum, moved Avery Bradley to the Pistons and dealt Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a deal to acquire Kyrie Irving.

All in all, 11 out of 15 roster spots changed. But Jaylen Brown told Complex Magazine that it's the trade with the Cavs that may really impact the C's culture.

“It changes the whole dynamic, the whole culture. We’ll see if it’s for good or bad, time will tell," Brown said. "But it’s still a little weird to me, to be honest, because when I came in everything they stressed was culture, environment, Celtic basketball. Now, it’s like what is the environment, the culture, what is Celtic basketball? I think it’s a great opportunity for me, great opportunity for the Celtics, great opportunity for Kyrie.

"Obviously, I loved Isaiah. He was like a big brother to me. I watched him, admired him, the chip he carried on his shoulder I love him. I still do. I’ve kept in contact with him. Congratulated him when he got traded to the Cavs. It’s tough because it’s the business we live in. Do I agree with it? Not necessarily. I think Isaiah definitely tried to plant his flag in Boston. He will definitely be missed—he and Jae [Crowder] both."


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