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Celtics express interest in trading for Nets superstar Kevin Durant

As it has reached over a month since Kevin Durant asked for a trade from the Brooklyn Nets, the situation has taken another intriguing turn. ESPN‘s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Boston Celtics have expressed interest in acquiring the two-time NBA Finals MVP. The Celtics are believed to be willing to offer All-Star guard Jaylen Brown along with trade pick assets.

 

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However, it doesn’t appear that the proposed deal is moving the needle enough to sway the Nets. Brooklyn is headstrong on acquiring a significant haul in exchange for the star forward.

The franchise reportedly wants multiple unprotected first-round picks, pick swaps, and a few high-end talent players. The Celtics don’t appear willing to adhere to that lofty demand as All-Star Jayson Tatum is off limits in trade talks.

It doesn’t mean that a trade with the Celtics couldn’t eventually be worked out. Although, it underlines that the Nets are sticking firm with a high asking price. Meanwhile, it doesn’t appear that Durant is backing down from his stance of wanting out of Brooklyn.

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The entire situation has become a difficult matter as things could become dicey if no trade is worked out before training camp in September. Durant still has four years left on his deal worth $198 million.

The question remains whether any team will come near the Nets’ asking price to acquire the 33-year-old. Plenty of time still remains to get a deal done, but it’s becoming a more complicated matter the further along it goes.

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