It’s been almost a month since Kevin Durant asked for a trade from the Brooklyn Nets. While there has been no movement, the Boston Celtics have entered talks about trading for the Nets star.
The Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns and Toronto Raptors are the top three teams that have been interested in trading for Durant. The Celtics have been in contact with the Nets on a regular basis.
They are no closer to coming to a deal like the other teams. The Celtics do have a centerpiece in Jaylen Brown that they can work around if they really want Durant.
No deals so far have been made for the Nets star. The Nets are still looking for a historic return for Durant. They are still looking for a number of unprotected picks, pick swaps and players, solid players, maybe even the right star to trade for Durant.
The Celtics have made it known that they are not making their star Jayson Tatum available in any trade talks. Boston has put together a package for Durant that includes Brown, three unprotected first-round picks (2025, 2027 and 2029) and two pick swaps.
Not too thrilled about trading away a key piece of the team for Durant. Yes, Durant would put the Celtics over the top but why not just work with what you got? This team took the Warriors to six games before losing in the finals. Keep the same team and run it back. Easier said than done but don’t give up on the team just yet. Both young stars are still young and will be hungry to get back to the top of the mountain again.