Celtics' Jaylen Brown Upset LeBron James Left Eastern Conference

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Jaylen Brown and LeBron James. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Celtics restricted free agent Marcus Smart's still waiting and hoping for a big offer to bring him...well, somewhere. But his teammate of the last two seasons, Jaylen Brown, said he's very much hoping that somewhere is again Boston.

"Marcus, what he brings to the table is second to none," Brown said. "Analytics, all of that, throw that away. What Marcus adds to a team and a franchise, everybody knows. I think Danny knows that, and I feel like something will come and the best situation will happen for both parties--but I would love to play this next year with Marcus Smart. I think that everybody feels the same way."

Remember, the Celts can match any offer Smart should receive.

Brown touched on a number topics while chatting with reporters in Las Vegas yesterday. Among them--LeBron James' departure to the Lakers.

"I wanted him to stay in the East, because I don't like when people say, well now that LeBron's gone, you're the favorite," Brown said. "That hurts me. A lot of us, we feel the same, because we feel like whether he was there or he wasn't there, we was comin' out."

Well, whether Brown likes it or not, it's true. The Eastern Conference is now viewed as the C's to lose.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports

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