After rumors of trade talks between the Celtics and Nets involving Kevin Durant surfaced over the past few days, Jayson Tatum has announced that he is staying out of the question. Boston’s franchise star is very happy with the current lineup.
“I played with him at the Olympics. Of course he’s a great player, but it’s not my decision,” Tatum said at the premiere of Durant’s new basketball documentary NYC Point Gods.
Tatum continued. “I love our team, I love the guys we have.” The 24-year-old is not interested in trade talk and has repeatedly confirmed to reporters that he is happy with the current lineup of the Eastern champions.
“We have two new pieces of the puzzle (Malcolm Brogdon and Danilo Gallinari, ed.), I love our team,” he reiterated. “I just go out and play with my teammates, I don’t put on the general manager’s hat to make decisions.”
News broke on Monday ESPN: and: The Athletic the stage when Boston went into trade poker around Durant a few weeks ago. However, Brooklyn declined an initial offer in return for Jaylen Brown, and talks are said to be on hold for now. CD has not commented on speculation about the premiere of the new documentary, which he is executive producing.
Despite the commercial talk. Jaylen Brown probably wasn’t upset
Brown initially reacted angrily to the rumors about him via Twitter. But according to Jared Weiss (The Athletic), the 25-year-old doesn’t feel offended that the franchise has apparently included his name in trade talks. Instead, he wants to stay in Boston and commit to the Celtics.
The Celtics are said to have offered Brown and Derrick White as well as a draft pick for Durant, but the Nets are said to want Brown, Marcus Smart, multiple picks and an additional rotation player. But that price seems too high for Boston. The front desk advises loudly The Athletic now about further steps, how and if they want to continue the negotiations.