Paul Pierce has been through everything as an NBA player, with most of that experience coming during his time with the Boston Celtics, so he’s well-positioned to talk about the news. current Kevin Durant commercial.
Speaking to the media on July 26, The Celtics legend was blunt in his assessment, noting how he didn’t believe Boston needed to make a move, and their roster was already capable of winning the championship.
“No, they won’t do it (Jaylen Brown trade), they don’t do it. It will not happen. They don’t have to move,” Pierce told reporters.
Brown has been linked to a commercial with the Brooklyn Nets, with The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that Boston tabulated an offer that included Brown, Derrick White, and draft picks but the Nets objected to the offer and discussions have stalled since.
Jayson Tatum weighs in on trade talks
Jayson Tatum was at the same event as Pierce on July 25, and as such, was also present in front of the media, where he answered some questions surrounding current commercial rumors.
“I played with him (Durant) in the Olympics. Obviously, he’s a great player, but it’s not my decision. I love our team, love the people we’ve had, I don’t know if that report is true… I don’t believe everything I see on TV, I’ve seen some bad things about me. is a lie, you don’t know what’s true and what’s true,” Tatum said.
Tatum and Brown are considered by many to be one of the best duos in the NBA, and with neither of them at their peak yet, there’s every reason to believe they’re capable of bringing the championship to Boston. . This isn’t the first time Brown’s name has surfaced in commercial rumors, however, and with the Georgia-born player’s contract expiring in two years, the Celtics are likely to operate on loan. .
Brown may be disappointed by the rumor
It must be remembered that Brown was undoubtedly Boston’s best player against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA finals, as Jayson Tatum struggled with a shoulder injury.
However, just a few weeks later, it looks like Brad Stevens and the front office are trying to use his performances to find themselves an upgrade in the form of Durant. In a recent article for Bleacher Report, A Sherrod Blakely detailed a Western Conference coach’s view that predicts that Brown could leave when his contract expires.
“When you give your blood, sweat and tears, as I know he must have for that team, and you don’t feel like you’re getting that love back, it definitely makes you look or feel different. twice in front of his office and the way they do things,” a Western Conference coach told Blakely.
Hopefully Brown was aware of the discussions before they reached the mainstream media, and wasn’t caught off guard by being brought into the negotiations. However, there’s a very good chance that the veteran wing will start looking elsewhere if his name continues to be included in potential star deals.
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