Multiple sources have reported that the Boston Celtics have approached the Brooklyn Nets to discuss the possibility of working out a deal for Kevin Durant. This comes as the fourth week following Durant’s trade request approaches.
The Celtics reportedly join a highly competitive race to sign Durant, with the Miami Heat, the Phoenix Suns, and the Toronto Raptors all expressing interest in the player. While the Nets have not advanced talks with any party as of yet, the Celtics appear to have the advantage of All-Star forward Jaylen Brown, who they could include in a deal for the veteran star.
Although the Celtics would not consider a deal for All-NBA forward Jayson Tatum, they are open to allowing Brown to depart depending on the rest of the terms for the Durant trade.
With four years and $198 million left on Durant’s contract, the Nets are in no hurry to offload the player, rather choosing to remain patient until they receive an offer that they deem worthy. It is believed that the Celtics could potentially put together a trade that includes Brown along with up to three unprotected first-round picks.