Would trading for Kevin Durant make the Boston Celtics clear 2023 NBA title favorites?

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·2 min read
Would trading for Kevin Durant make the Boston Celtics clear 2023 NBA title favorites?
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

According to multiple accounts, the Boston Celtics are considered 2023 NBA title favorites, but how big is the gap between them and teams like the current defending champs in the Golden State Warriors, the Phoenix Suns, and the Milwaukee Bucks? Recent trade rumors have the Celtics being in talks with the Brooklyn Nets for the 12-time All-Star, two-time NBA champion, and soon-to-be 34-year-old star forward Kevin Durant for one-time All-Star forward Jaylen Brown, who will soon be 26 years old.

In addition to Brown, the Nets are reportedly looking for two more impactful players in any potential trade plus another first-round draft pick on top of the one rumored to have been offered by Boston.

Will the move make the Celtics a clear favorite to win the 2023 NBA Finals, or will it be too big of a loss for Boston to seriously expect to contend for a title? How far will a Kevin Durant trade push the Celtics if it happens?

The hosts of the CLNS Media “Garden Report” podcast debate the above on a recent episode,

Check out the clip embedded above to hear what they have to say.

Follow us on Facebook and check out the Celtics Lab podcast on:

Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3zBKQY6

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3GfUPFi

Related

Should the Boston Celtics worry about Jaylen Brown leaving in free agency?

Woj: Boston alum Juancho Hernangomez signing one-season deal with Toronto Raptors

Can Boston Celtics two way big man Mfiondu Kabengele be the team's third center?

How serious are the Boston Celtics in the reported Jaylen Brown-Kevin Durant trade talks?

'I love the guys that we got,' says Celtics' Jayson Tatum of Jaylen Brown-Kevin Durant trade rumors

Celtics Lab 131: Examining the rumbles of a Jaylen Brown - Kevin Durant trade

List

Celtics veteran point guard Marcus Smart cracks HoopsHype's top-25 point guards for the 2022-23 NBA season

List

What we know - and what we don't - about the rumored Jaylen Brown - Kevin Durant trade talks

List

Charania: 'I haven't heard of any significant displeasure from Jaylen Brown' regarding the Boston Celtics

List

Taking a closer look at the rumored Boston Celtics interest in Kevin Durant