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Celtics emerge as potential Kevin Durant suitors

Luck is perhaps on Kevin Durant‘s aspect in spite of everything. 

Because the Brooklyn star’s trade request saga enters its fourth week, the Boston Celtics have reportedly emerged as suitors for a doable deal.

Boston was stated to “have great curiosity in bringing” Durant in and just lately, although it’s unclear as to when, supplied a bundle centered round one-time All-Star Jaylen Brown, per The Athletic. Along with Brown, Boston reportedly supplied Derrick White and a draft choose in change for Durant, however the proposal was rejected, and the Nets requested for Brown, Marcus Smart, draft picks, and doubtlessly yet another rotation participant.

Brown, 25, has two years and $56 million left on his present contract — and it is protected to say that he wasn’t very happy after catching wind of the potential transfer.

The 33-year-old Durant — a two-time NBA champion, two-time Finals MVP, former league MVP and 12-time All-Star — requested for a commerce out of Brooklyn on June 30 with four years and $198 million left on his current contract

On Monday’s “First Things First,” Chris Broussard defined why the Celtics ought to “completely, with out query” go all in to get Durant.

“I would not hand over [Jayson] Tatum for him, however everybody else — sure. Bye, Jaylen. Bye, Marcus. Bye, picks,” Broussard stated. “If I am Boston, I am making an attempt to win [championships] proper now, and if I’ve acquired Kevin Durant and Jayson Tatum. … They’re the favorites within the East and perhaps in the whole league.”

Celtics supply Jaylen Brown bundle to Nets for Kevin Durant

Chris Broussard explains why the Nets must be prepared to offer all of it to get KD, except for Jayson Tatum.

On “Undisputed,” Shannon Sharpe broke down why this commerce may very well be a win-win for each groups, however revealed his solely drawback with the alleged deal because it stands now.

“If I am Boston, I am not gonna let Marcus Good maintain this deal up as a result of I do imagine they’re going to be a bit of worse defensively. I believe they’re going to be higher offensively. So now, you’ve got acquired wings of Jayson Tatum and Kevin Durant. You continue to maintain your rim protected in Robert Williams. You continue to acquired a [center] who can do quite a lot of various things in Al Horford, and you have got [Malcolm] Brogdon that you just introduced in to actually man the purpose.

“It is a Kevin Durant particular: If you cannot beat ‘em, be a part of ’em. This has acquired KD written throughout this one.”

There are a number of groups within the fold in relation to a doable commerce, with Durant beforehand saying he would like to land in Phoenix or with the Miami Heat

Durant has spent three seasons in Brooklyn, however solely performed within the final two, lacking the whole 2019-20 season whereas recovering from a torn Achilles. 

He averaged 26.9 factors, 7.1 rebounds and 5.6 assists in the course of the 2020-21 season, and adopted that up with a stat line of 29.9 factors, 7.four rebounds and 6.four assists this previous season.

Brooklyn misplaced to the eventual champion Milwaukee Bucks within the Japanese Convention semifinals in seven video games two seasons in the past. Final season, the Nets had been swept by the eventual Japanese Convention champion Celtics within the first spherical.

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