Celtics alumnus, broadcaster Brian Scalabrine expresses skepticism over Jaylen Brown-Kevin Durant swap

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The notion of swapping star Boston Celtics wing Jaylen Brown for veteran Brooklyn Nets star forward Kevin Durant might be intriguing to some, but there is an increasing number of analysts expressing doubt about the wisdom of such a prospective deal.

Add to them former Boston champion big man and current Celtics broadcaster Brian Scalabrine, who recently made an appearance on Sirius XM Radio to share his views on such a deal. “My only concern with Kevin Durant — and I’m not qualified to answer this — is I have no idea how long (a) 7-foot long, lanky, super highly-skilled (player) is going to last.

“I have no reference point,” he would admit. “Everybody ages differently.”

Scal is right about everyone aging differently, the idea of three seasons after next potentially stuck with the Celtics with little to nothing to remedy a situation should a worst-case or even underwhelming return on their investment play out should give us all considerable pause.

“If (KD) falls off the cliff somewhere down the road, then that’s going to be a tough move because you’re giving up a young, hungry, hardworking (player in Brown) for a guy that I don’t know how much longer he has,” speculated Scalabrine, not even touching on potential further implications of such a deal.

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