Reports from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Shams Charania on Monday re-ignited NBA trade speculation and speculations involving Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant.
View the latest rumors concerning the Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics, and other NBA teams regarding the trade of Kevin Durant.
Here’s what you need to know about the Kevin Durant-Brooklyn Nets trade:
A look at the latest Phoenix Suns trade reports, including speculation and speculations about the team’s chances of landing Kevin Durant.
Warriors are favored over the Celtics, and Kevin Durant is expected to be traded by the Suns.
In the latest OddsChecker trade odds, the Boston Celtics are a strong favorite to acquire Kevin Durant. The Boston Celtics are listed as a -200 favorite to land the star of the Brooklyn Nets. Golden State has a plus-minus rating of +350, while Phoenix has a plus-minus rating of +700. Portland Trail Blazers, at +900, and Miami Heat, at +750, complete the odds.
The Boston Celtics are now the clear frontrunners to acquire Kevin Durant from the Brooklyn Nets in a trade.
The Athletic reports that the Suns appear to be out of the running for Kevin Durant.
Shams Charania said that the Suns are “all but excluded from the Durant sweepstakes” since Ayton cannot be traded at this time.
The Celtics have emerged as one of the teams interested in acquiring Kevin Durant, according to ESPN.
Sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski, “The Celtics appear no closer to obtaining Durant than others in conversations with the Nets, but Boston’s ability to add All-Star forward Jaylen Brown as a cornerstone in offers does help make the team formidable in its quest.”
If only dealing Kevin Durant to the Phoenix Suns was as straightforward as it appears on paper.
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The Athletic: The Celtics have re-entered the race to sign Kevin Durant.
Jaylen Brown has been offered by the Boston Celtics as part of a deal for Kevin Durant, which the Nets rejected and countered, according to Shams Charania.
Several NBA teams are interested in acquiring Kevin Durant, according to ESPN.
In a statement, Adrian Wojnarowski stated: “In addition to Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, and Toronto Raptors, the Boston Celtics have been in constant contact with the New Jersey Nets, sources say. According to league sources, no teams have yet reached the considerable threshold that the Nets have set to trade one of the league’s most skilled players for Durant, who is regarded to be untouchable. New York Nets sources say they want a significant return that may include several unprotected first-round picks, pick swaps, and impactful players in exchange for Kevin Durant; this position has remained constant.”
A look at the latest Kevin Durant trade rumors, reports, and speculation:
The Celtics’ interest in Kevin Durant will not prevent the Suns from signing him.
“Peter O’Keefe wrote:” “The Suns and most other teams in the league will not be affected by this recent development. Just like any other team, Boston appears to be doing its due diligence on the 33-year-old, given his stature as one of the greatest players in NBA history.”
This is why the Suns should not acquire Kevin Durant, according to the Suns’ official website
John Voita penned the following: “Here are a few points to consider when evaluating the Durant scenario. Critics are divided over the NBA team’s decision not to sign Kevin Durant. As far as I’m aware, this is the case. Without a comprehensive analysis of the issue, you are doing a disservice to the discussion.”
More: 5 reasons why the Suns shouldn’t quit up on Kevin Durant, even after matching Deandre Ayton’s $133 million offer.
Kevin Durant’s reputation would suffer if he were to join the Boston Celtics, according to CBS Sports
As Michael Hurley put it, “” “The Boston Celtics have entered the bidding for the 12-time All-Star, as was reported on Monday. However, it’s clear that the Celtics have at least made an offer to get Durant to the team. Therefore, if the Celtics end up being the best offer, Durant should rescind that request to be traded away from them.”
SB Nation thinks the Kevin Durant-Jaylen Brown trade is the most plausible deal on the market.
When Ricky O’Donnell wrote: “After coming within two victories of a championship last season, why would the Celtics part with Brown? Because they desire to win the championship, the Boston Celtics decided to trade Brown for Kevin Durant. There would be a shorter championship window if Durant were with the Celtics, but it would also be much wider. Once again, the Durant derby is heating up. Nothing should shock you at this stage.” Read More Here