NBA: An XXL operation is requested for Kevin Durant
A few weeks ago, Kevin Durant claimed his trade. It didn’t take long for a few franchises to scramble to try to sign the 33-year-old star. The Boston Celtics would also be in the game. And the Brooklyn Nets would have been particularly greedy before lowering their requirements.
In 2019, the Brooklyn Nets had decided to put the odds on their side to achieve their goal of winning their first title NBA by recruiting Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durantthen James Harden in 2021. But things didn’t quite go as planned. So far, the New York franchise has never reached even the conference final stage. And the business of net could well get worse since Kevin Durant would have claimed his trade a few weeks ago. It didn’t take long to see the 33-year-old star linked with several teams like the Phoenix Suns or even the Miami Heat. The Toronto Raptors would also be part of it, in the same way as the Boston Celtics. And this latest franchise would have already swung into action for the slim reaper.
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The Celtics have already taken action for Kevin Durant…
Indeed, the Boston Celtics have already made an offer to Brooklyn Nets for Kevin Durant. The Massachusetts franchise reportedly offered Jaylen Brown, Derrick White and a draft pick to try to convince the New York team. But the front office of Celtics came up against the refusal of that of the netwho claimed that Marcus Smart is also included in the transaction. Nevertheless, Boston would not have withdrawn from the file for as much. And the franchise was even challenged to include another big name in the trade for Kevin Durant.
…and were asked to set up a colossal operation
At the microphone of Fox Sportsan anonymous general manager confided that it was better to put the name of Jayson Tatum rather than that of Jaylen Brown in the deal: “I would trade Jayson Tatum to Brooklyn for Kevin Durant, before trading Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart. Brown is less well-liked than Tatum, simply because he’s not the team’s darling. He is a top athlete who has become a good basketball player.“Besides, the Brooklyn Nets would have been very greedy with the Boston Celtics for Kevin Durant before lowering their requirements.
Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown vs. Kevin Durant?
According to information from the journalist of the Boston Globe Adam Himmelsbachthe New York franchise would have claimed Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown versus Kevin Durant. Naturally, the Celtics immediately ruled out that possibility. Therefore, the Brooklyn Nets would have made a much lower demand by claiming Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown. But the finalist team of the playoffs would also have refused. It remains to be seen whether the Massachusetts team will make a new offer that will convince the net. On his side, Kevin Durant would not close the door to a departure towards the Celtics. Besides, the 33-year-old star would like to rub shoulders Marcus Smart. To be continued…