While the NBA world wasn’t entirely surprised when superstar Kevin Durant reiterated his trade request out of Brooklyn, most fans were shocked that the Boston Celtics actually offered a deal to the Nets that included Jaylen Brown.
However, since the initial trade offer it seems that the Nets have been asking for more value in a trade package. With Boston offering an young All-Star, it’s safe to say that Brooklyn received the best offer to date.
Some analysts believe that the Nets are just using the Celtics offer as a negotiation tactic to ask for more talented players in any trade offer. NBA writer Sam Amick of The Athletic reported, ” In general terms, sources say the Nets are using the fact that the Celtics (and perhaps other teams) have made their second-best player available as a baseline of sorts in negotiations. Translation: If you’re still trying to discuss a Durant deal without putting your second-best talent on the table, then just stop wasting everyone’s time and bow out of this race.”
With Boston becoming unwilling to part with Robert Williams, the C’s are seemingly backing off. As of yet, Brooklyn has squabbled at their best deal to date for Durant, while attempting to raise his trade value.