Report: Jaylen Brown has ‘big fans’ in Miami Heat front office, including some who prefer him over Donovan Mitchell'
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The Miami Heat are known for going big-game hunting. They have been linked to multiple stars this offseason, including Kevin Durant and Donovan Mitchell.

A name that may have flown under the radar until now is Jaylen Brown of the Boston Celtics. It seems that the one-time All-Star has “big fans” among some of the Heat’s high-ranking officials.

Landing Durant seems like a pipe dream for Miami because the team seemingly lacks the assets needed to entice the Brooklyn Nets. Brown could be a more realistic target.

The 25-year-old was the third overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. While he didn’t exactly put the league on notice during his rookie season, he has improved a lot over the years. He earned his first All-Star berth in the 2020-21 campaign, when he averaged 24.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.8 made 3-pointers per game in the regular season.

Last season, he maintained his strong play, as he averaged 23.6 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.5 made 3-pointers per contest during the regular season. His value also got a nice boost during the 2022 playoffs.

Brown was arguably the Celtics’ best player in the team’s six-game series versus the Golden State Warriors. He led the team with 23.5 points per game and had a 34-point explosion in Game 6.

The Heat would definitely benefit from having a player like Brown on their roster, but Boston surely isn’t going to move him unless doing so would undeniably make the Celtics better.

Only time will tell if Miami makes a splash in the near future.

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Orel writes all day, everyday. During the day, he writes and does research to complete his master's degree in education. During the night, he writes about the league he has loved since the '90s: the NBA.