ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported early Monday morning that the Boston Celtics are interested in Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant.
Wojnarowski added that “The Celtics consider All-NBA forward Jayson Tatum off limits in any trade talks, but Boston is able to construct a package for Durant that could include [Jaylen] Brown and as many as three unprotected first-round picks (2025, 2027 and 2029) – and two pick swaps (2024 and 2026).”
Amid the news surrounding himself, Brown tweeted out three letters worth a thousand words.
Smh— Jaylen Brown (@FCHWPO) July 25, 2022
But Brian Windhorst of ESPN added to the report stating, “I don’t think the Nets are involved in active talks right now. … I know it came out today so it’s front of mind, but those are not fresh talks,” via Sarah Kezele of AZSports.
If what every NBA insider has reported about the Nets trading Durant, the timing doesn’t seem to be a massive factor. The Nets don’t want to rush out their superstar just because he requested a trade. Rather, they likely take as much time as they need to make sure they get the proper package for Durant.
Buckle up, because rumors and reports won’t stop swirling for a while, and there doesn’t seem to be any real clarity on what will happen yet. Woj added to his report Monday that “The Celtics appear no closer to acquiring Durant than others in discussions with the Nets, but Boston’s ability to include All-Star forward Jaylen Brown as a centerpiece in offers does help make the team formidable in its pursuit.”
The Celtics are apparently getting serious about a Kevin Durant trade