The Celtics in the Kevin Durant derby?

Celtics in Kevin Durant derby?


It looks like the Boston Celtics would like to acquire Brooklyn Nets star player Kevin Durant. 

This weekend ESPN argued that the Massachusetts team was now the favorite to obtain the services of the man who publicly asked to be traded at the end of June. 

The Celtics have even offered forward Jaylen Brown and at least one first-round draft pick to get the 33-year-old veteran.

Durant has a four-year contract and is slated for $198 million. Last year, in his second season in a Nets uniform, he averaged 29.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and 6.4 assists per game.

Previously in his career, the Texas Longhorns product has also played for the Seattle SuperSonics, Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors. He also won two championships with the last team on this list, in 2017 and 2018. Both times, Durant was selected as the Finals MVP.

Always according to ESPN , the Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns and Toronto Raptors are also reportedly interested in Durant and have made trade offers to the Nets. However, these would all have been rejected by the Big Apple club.