The Boston Celtics have made it no secret that they are interested in acquiring Kevin Durant.
At this point, the question is simply whether the two sides will be able to reach a mutually beneficial deal.
This week a report surfaced revealing what precisely Brooklyn was trying to get out of Boston in any prospective deal.
The details were quite illuminating.
“According to the source, Brooklyn initially tried to pry both Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown from Boston,” reported Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe. “That proposal went nowhere, of course.
“The source confirmed recent reports that Brooklyn later shifted its focus to a potential deal centered on Brown, Marcus Smart, and a massive haul of future first-round draft picks. But the Celtics were not interested.”
It’s worth noting, the interest between the Celtics and Durant appears to be mutual.
“Durant sees Boston as a desired landing spot, per people familiar with the matter,” reported Ian Begley of SNY.TV. “Durant also would like to play with Boston’s Marcus Smart if he is traded to the Celtics, per people familiar with the matter…”
The Celtics’ best possible trade offer to Brooklyn for Durant’s services is a matter of public record.
Whether it will ultimately be enough or not to get him remains to be seen.
This has been a crazy week for the Nets. Between two players coming out and claiming a reporter made up lies about them, the never-ending circus surrounding Kyrie Irving and now this – it has been one thing after another.
Obviously a resolution on the Durant front would help all parties involved more forward with preparing for the 2022-23 NBA season.
That’s quite the boat party. https://t.co/BZH2kpGabB
— Game 7 (@game7__) August 10, 2022
But it’s hard to see how that happens without a major event occurring.
For better or worse, the craziness surrounding the Nets probably isn’t going away any time soon.