Both the Nets and the Celtics would run the same amount of risk in the Kevin Durant-Jaylen Brown transaction. Durant has four seasons of team control and is 33 years old 

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Despite being eight years younger at age 25, Brown has very little team authority due to CBA regulations. Brown’s basic pay for the 2023–24 season would be $28.5 million if he signed a sub-maximum contract 

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Mike Brown, a guard for the Hawks, could be in line for a $34.2 million extension for the 2024–25 season.  

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He may sign anything as an unrestricted free agent up to his maximum of 30% of the salary cap. The cap is anticipated to be $133 million during the 2022–23 campaign 

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That would represent an increase of about $10 million over the $123.6 million season cap. Additionally, he would have more freedom to choose from a far wider range of locations. 

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If Jaylen Brown makes an All-NBA team, the CBA provides a road to a supermax contract, but only if he stays with the Boston Celtics. 

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He would no longer be eligible for the supermax if he were traded to the Brooklyn Nets and used as the main element of a Kevin Durant-Kevin Durant transaction. 

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The danger for the Nets is that Brown could go before they can develop a successful team around him. They might acquire one in a Brown deal 

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but it’s far harder to predict whether they would be able to retain him. According to the basketball definition of risk,  

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Boston would be doing the more daring action in this situation. By exchanging a 25-year-old for an older player, the Celtics would be reducing the length of their championship window. 

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