The Celtics, by all accounts, want to build around – not trade – Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.

But, as we’ve seen recently, it’s not up to only the team. Stars can demand trades.

Multiple sources have told that, absent the team getting its act together and playing more to its potential, Brown could be the one to acknowledge that the mix isn’t right and seek a move.

Ideally, Bulpett’s sources have insight into Brown’s thinking specifically. Everyone can see Boston’s struggles and Brown’s frustration then speculate he could request a trade. But is that actually what Brown is pondering? It’s an approach taken by some, not all.