After suffering a devastating home loss to the Miami Heat in Game 7, the Boston Celtics are heading to the sofa.
After winning three straight elimination games, including a stunning game-winning shot from Derrick White at the very last beep of Game 6 on Saturday, the loss follows those victories.
In the past seven seasons, the Celtics have advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals five times, yet they have yet to win the Larry O'Brien Trophy.
This suggests that the Celtics should consider making some adjustments, particularly with Jaylen Brown.
Brown, 26, has one more year left on his deal but is qualified for a five-year extension from the Celtics this offseason worth $295 million.
Should Boston sign him to that contract, the Celtics would essentially be locked into this core, which has been good but has ultimately failed to win a title.
The Portland Trail Blazers, a team eager to bolster its roster with elite talent, would be interested in a player like Brown.