Boston Celtics Best Offer For Kevin Durant Included Jaylen Brown, Derrick White and First-Round Pick

What could have been.

The Boston Celtics were trying their best to acquire Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant, but their best was clearly not good enough. When the Brooklyn Nets finally agreed to go forward with Kevin Durant’s trade request on the eve of NBA free agency, they expected to receive overwhelming trade offers from many suitors.

What they got didn’t move the needle much. And now we’re learning what the Boston Celtics best and final offer was for Kevin Durant.

“The best offer I’m told that the Nets had on the table was from the Celtics,” said Shams Charania of The Athletic on the Rich Eisen Show. “Jaylen Brown, Derrick White and a first round pick.”

“It was really just a realization that and the eye-opening experience that a deal wasn’t gonna happen. The best offer I’m told that the Nets had on the table was from the Celtics: Jaylen Brown, Derrick White, and a first-round pick. The price tag that the Nets had put forth on Kevin Durant and you can say that they might have been asking for something they know was never gonna be attainable anyway. But at the end of the day when you have a guy that’s a 12x All-Star, 2x Finals MVP, you have a high asking price. That price was never gonna be met and I think both sides understood that this is the best opportunity to win a championship.”

The Boston Celtics were looking to pair Durant with Jayson Tatum, which certainly would have made them the favorites to come out of the East. And to keep things in perspective, the Celtics were only a few games away from winning the NBA Championship without Durant. Now after all the hoopla surrounding a potential Kevin Durant trade, The Nets and Durant agreed to move forward in their partnership after it was clear there wasn’t a trade on the table that would satisfy the parties involved.

All of that for nothing.

KD is entering the first year of a four-year, $198 million extension.

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