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Kevin Durant sees Celtics as a "desired landing spot"

BOSTON -- We've known that Kevin Durant wants out of Brooklyn since the end of June, and he had Miami and Phoenix on his preferred list of destinations shortly after he made his initial request. That list is now expanding after Durant doubled-down on his demand over the weekend, with the Boston Celtics right in the thick of things.Durant considers Boston a "desired landing spot," according to Ian Begley of SNY. He'd also like to play alongside Celtics guard Marcus Smart, according to Begley.Like every team, the Celtics have inquired a Durant trade with the Nets, but they haven't liked...
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Nets asked Celtics for Tatum and Brown in trade for Durant

BOSTON -- The Brooklyn Nets are asking for a lot in return for Kevin Durant, as they should. But they're taking things a little too far in their discussions with the Boston Celtics.It was reported a few weeks ago that the Nets were asking the Celtics for Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart and a haul of draft picks in return for Durant. It's a hefty asking price that the Celtics reportedly balked at. But that is not their most outrageous ask in their Durant trade talks.According to The Boston Globe's Adam Himmelsbach, the Nets initially asked for both Jayson Tatum and...
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Sixers Interested In Trading For Kevin Durant?! | KD Views Philly As A "Desired Landing Spot"

According to Ian Begley of SNY, there are high-ranking members of the Sixers who’ve felt strongly about engaging with Brooklyn on a Durant trade. Also, Begley states that KD reportedly views the 76ers and Celtics as desired landing spots. Could this have anything to do with Harden & KD hanging out recently? Today, we break it all down and give our thoughts on whether this is actually realistic. #Sixers #SixersNews #JamesHarden #KevinDurant #JoelEmbiid #BenSimmons #KyrieIrving #NBA #NBANews #NBARumors #Celtics #Nets
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Kevin Durant views Celtics as ‘desired landing spot’ in trade, per report

Kevin Durant’s trade request has been stuck in neutral ever since the superstar forward asked out of the Brooklyn Nets hours before NBA free agency opened on June 30. The Nets have understandably asked for a massive haul of players and draft picks in return for Durant, who is about to start a new four-year contract extension this season. Almost six weeks after his trade request, there has been very little momentum on a deal.
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Ben Simmons Appears to Address Report He Left Nets Group Chat During Playoffs After Being Asked If He Could Play

Ben Simmons’ latest tweet appears to be in response to a rumor involving him and his Brooklyn Nets teammates. Ric Bucher recently stopped by FS1’s The Herd with Colin Cowherd and shared an alleged story about Simmons leaving the team’s group chat after being asked if he was going to play in Game 4 against the Boston Celtics. “They asked him, ‘Are you going to play?’ Ben left the chat,” Bucher said. “Like, he didn’t even answer the question, just left the chat. And KD [Nets teammate Kevin Durant] is like, this is what I signed up for…this is who I’m playing with?”
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Denzel Valentine to Sign With Celtics

LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Former Lansing Sexton High School and Michigan State basketball standout Denzel Valentine is about to sign with the NBA’s Boston Celtics. It is a non guaranteed deal so Valentine will have to make the final roster to get paid. Valentine is now 28 years old and it would be his eighth NBA season if he makes the team. Valentine is in Lansing this week working is annual kids camp. He ended last season playing in Maine in the G League.
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'Never satisfied' Kuminga dreams of extending Dubs' dynasty

LAS VEGAS -- Steph Curry had recently turned 27 years old when he won his first NBA title in 2015. Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, whose birthdays aren't even a month apart, both were 25 and Andre Iguodala was 31. Jonathan Kuminga was 12, the same year he first started...
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Nets' reported opening offer to Celtics in KD trade talks was comical

The Brooklyn Nets, based on various reports over the last month, seem pretty intent on acquiring a massive return for Kevin Durant, one that includes a young star, multiple first-round picks and other pieces. It makes sense. Durant, who will be 34 years old on Opening Night in October, is...
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Eastern Notes: McGruder, Lee, Bogans, Lewis, Celtics, Cavs

Barring a trade or injury, the Pistons will likely have to choose between Saben Lee or Rodney McGruder for their final roster spot, Keith Langlois of Pistons.com writes in his latest mailbag column. Making a trade, perhaps involving one of their big men, would create roster openings for both of those players.
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Millions at stake for Duke product next season

Former Duke basketball one-and-done and 2015 national champ Justise Winslow is 26 years old, meaning he should be entering his prime. However, the 6-foot-6 chiseled forward, currently with the Portland Trail Blazers after stints with the Miami Heat, Memphis Grizzlies, and Los Angeles Clippers, is ...
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It's been a few weeks since Kevin Durant requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets. Despite that length of time, trade rumors surrounding the NBA superstar have been relatively quiet. However a new report from Ian Begley of SNY suggests Durant has two desired landing spots. According to Begley, both...
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