“The Celtics seem no nearer to buying Durant than others in discussions with the Nets, however Boston’s means to incorporate All-Star ahead Jaylen Brown as a centerpiece in presents does assist make the workforce formidable in its pursuit,” Wojnarowski writes, citing sources.
Wojnarowski reviews the Boston supply additionally included three unprotected first-round picks (2025, 2027 and 2029) and two decide swaps in 2024 and 2026. Nonetheless, Charania says the supply from the Celtics was Brown, guard Derrick White and a draft decide.
Regardless, each insiders report that the Nets rejected Boston’s supply and are asking the Celtics to incorporate each Brown and reigning defensive participant of the yr Marcus Good within the deal, with different items.
“At the moment, the Celtics are much less inclined to incorporate Good together with a number of different participant or decide belongings, however the franchise is mulling over subsequent steps on how one can method discussions,” Charania writes.
Durant, the 33-year-old future Corridor of Famer, requested a commerce out of Brooklyn on June 30. He has 4 years and $198 million left on his contract, which means the Nets are in no rush to finish a deal that does not meet their lofty asking worth.
The Celtics swept the Nets within the first spherical of the playoffs this spring and ultimately reached the NBA Finals earlier than shedding to Golden State.
Each Wojnarowski and Charania add of their items that the Miami Warmth and Toronto Raptors stay linked with Durant commerce talks as nicely.