KEVIN DURANT’s trade saga appears to have taken a different turn – with Boston Celtics reportedly interested in the Brooklyn Nets star.
Forward Durant, 33, requested a trade with the Nets on June 30 after an injury season in Brooklyn.
The Brooklyn playmaker appeared in just 55 games last season while recovering from an MCL issue.
And reports suggest the Celtics are considering an ambitious trade offer for the 12-time All-Star – which could also include Jaylen Brown.
Durant and the Nets’ season ended abruptly in 2021-22 when the Celtics defeated them in the first round of the playoffs.
Brown — a first-round pick in 2016 — played a key role in the Celtics’ run to the NBA Finals, averaging 23.1 points per game during the playoff run.
Durant has four years and $198 million left on the contract, while Brown has two years and nearly $60 million.
According to The Athletic, the Celtics offered the Nets for Durant Brown, guard Derrick White and a first-round draft pick.
The trade request was reportedly denied.
Brown has since taken to social media with NBA fans who are excited about the proposed move.
He simply wrote “smh” which means “shake his head”.
Fans quickly pounced on the cryptic tweet, which quickly topped 50,000 likes in just over an hour.
And comments were mixed, with some supporting Brown and others pushing the trade.
One fan replied: “[Durant] is almost 10 years older than Jaylen lol. Why would [Celtics] would ever consider acting for this senior baffles me man smh.”
While another added: “Love you JB we don’t want to lose you. My heart Belongs to you.”
And one said: “You can clarify everything in one tweet. Either you want to be a part of what Boston is building, or you want your own team where you are the man.
“There is uncertainty because (unfairly) rumors have been circulated that you want YOUR team.”
Another added: “Oof. Now you almost have to trade him if you’re the Celtics. That chemistry will never be what it most likely was.”
With weeks to go before the unofficial trading deadline, the Durant trading saga seems to be on and on.
Jaylen Brown sends NBA fans into a frenzy with a cryptic tweet after the Celtics star was “included in Shock Nets’ trade for Kevin Durant.”