Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Jaylene Brown

hoops Michael Scott The Celtics beat the writer Jared Weiss Share the latest updates on trade talks between the Celtics and the surrounding Nets Jaylyn Brown And the Kevin Durant. In addition to the possibility of Marcus Smart And the Grant Williams Participate in business talks, what’s next Keri Irving The future, and more on the latest HoopsHype podcast.

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1:30 Jaylen Brown and Kevin Durant business talks

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Scott: Brooklyn wanted a package that could top Rudy Gobert The package that Utah obtained for him in trade with Minnesota. Up to this point, this market has not materialized. There are some younger guys out there who would be open to getting them if they were to pass on Kevin Durant. Scotty Barnes With Toronto, which has not yet been put on the table. I was surprised if Brandon Ingram Who swans can be a man put on the table? Up until this point, I heard it was not put on the table. I also didn’t see that Durant necessarily wanted to go to New Orleans either.

Jaylyn Brown He will be, in my opinion, as of now, the best single player they could come back to Kevin Durant. Brown may be an all-star player for the next seven years. From Boston’s point of view, Derek White Consumable after trade to get Malcolm Brogdon. General Manager Sean Marks Long-time fan Marcus Smart From afar, according to league sources. I would say too Grant Williams And the Payton Pritchard They will appeal more than their paycheck compared to whites and given their age and rise. Odoka He also enjoyed Durant’s training in Brooklyn during their time together.

Weiss: They are willing to replace Jaylen with Durant. They’re willing to risk short-term life and injury risks to avoid a player who’s always been so good, keeps improving, and was an All-Star star two years ago. They are willing to ditch that in order to have one of the best players in the game right now. KD hasn’t been available much in the past few years. He was amazing in the playoffs two years ago and the regular season last year…if you trade in Kuwaiti dinars, you trade for him to put you on top of the playoffs and make you the juggernaut in the league. The Celtics are in a place where they aren’t a tyrant, but they made it to the finals, and they added two massive pieces (Brogdon and Danilo Galinari) that they were missing.

Scott: Durant had two major injuries in his career, including fractures of Achilles and Jones. The remaining four years on Durant’s contract, according to some executives, may be seen as a concern. With salary caps and contract caps on the rise, there is an idea among some executives that most players over the age of 30 may not deserve the exorbitant salaries they get because they are more susceptible to injury, and have played big minutes in their lives. Careers. I know some CEOs have wondered what Damian Lillard The extension would appear to be on the back end of that deal. I know it’s their franchise icon, but there’s a lot of money to pay for an older player at that point in his career. I would have thought that some teams were looking at Durant’s contract as a positive because he’s a four-year contract, and he’s restricted, whereas that’s not the case with the other players (you trade for them).

9:25 Marcus Smart Trading Availability

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Scott: As I mentioned, Sean Marks She has always been a fan Marcus Smart far away. Is there any chance for Boston to include him? I wrote weeks ago that if you put Boston Brown and Smart in a bundle to Brooklyn, it could really whet the appetite (to trade Durant) for the Nets. (In this scenario) Boston won’t have to drop the compensation draft as much as the Nets are seeking.

Weiss: Clever, in some ways, he is the captain of the team. It’s funny because entering the season, Odoka He was talking about naming two captains and then backtracked and said time was running out. There was an assumption that Smart could have been one of those guys. clever and Alhorfordor Smart and Brown or Jason Tatum. Smart devices become more consumable when you bring them in Malcolm Brogdon Because you still have Brogdon and White as your guards.

If Smart loses, how does that affect the team’s defensive identity? …if you trade smart, you are trading a player who has this deep roots within the organization and is a formidable force representing the central identity of the defense that made them so great. Last year, they wanted to build this team around a defensive identity. It worked fine. If they smartly trade the deal, they radically change the identity of the franchise… I think Smart deserves more for this team than the others.

14:10 Grant Williams تجارة Trading Availability

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Scotto: Grant Williams, even though he’s a reserve striker and five reserve reserves on this team, he has a voice in that locker room. My sense is that if Williams and his representative could, they would be happy to extend with Boston. Anytime you have a chance to get Durant and a guy like Williams might have to be included, you have to look at that. Where do you see the chances of Williams being in this business conversation for Durant or a potential extension of Williams if Celtic remains?

Weiss: I think there is a chance for him to get an extension. What’s tricky is how to do the stretching when you expect the cap to rise a lot? $15 million now is really more than $17 or $18 million next year. Can you get the franchise to effectively reflect and compensate for that, or would you rather enter the market with the new cap inflated? This is a factor of whether the transaction is executed. I don’t see this deal coming soon because they have to wait for Durant to put in.

21:10 The future of Kyrie Irving networks

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Scott: If the nets trade Kevin DurantIt could mean the end Keri Irving time in Brooklyn as well. There is a school of thought for some that Brooklyn could get under the luxury tax by moving both Durant and Irving. While the owner of the window Ju Tsai He clearly showed his willingness to pay the luxury tax to the championship rival team, it might be less acceptable to him if the team was just a team of the cut-off caliber. I don’t think deep in their hearts within the organization that the Nets want to move Durant. This is why the asking price is so exorbitant. I think, deep down, the Nets want Durant and Irving back and give them another chance. you have Ben SimmonsWho’s your third piece, they added TJ Warrenthey brought back Nicholas ClaxtonAnd the Joe Harris Come back healthy, and have a full season of Seth Carrey.

Some people on Twitter have commented that if the Nets get Brown and Irving, they’ll be an interesting team. Folks, yeah, the Nets wanted Irving to be in free agency if they could get him, but a big part of that was because he came with Durant. In Irving’s time with the Nets, he left the team for personal reasons, was not vaccinated, and left the Big Three (with James Harden) became the big 2.5, which was a major reason why Harden wanted it out. They failed to live up to the expectations he had publicly hoped for with the team, and the team had been hoping since they were all united.

Weiss: I thought someone reported that the Nets weren’t interested in participating Russell Westbrook (in Irving’s trade) and buy it to get picks from the Lakers. If you can get your first two Lakers receivers at a time when there is a good chance of completing the franchise, you have to take that on your own. The assets will be very valuable, and you can turn them around again soon.

Scott: When it comes to any possibility Russell Westbrook And the Keri Irving Trade talks, or if the Lakers transfer Westbrook to any team, future first-round picks should be included. I’ve already seen Indiana turn down multiple picks in the second round (plus one pick from the first round)…if the Nets were to get Westbrook, my default would be a third-round team, and one of the first-round picks would go to a team with salary cap like Pacers or Tottenham, for example. They will likely have a greater appetite to buy it for a first-round pick.

29:00 Final thoughts

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Scott: As far as Durant’s commercial request to get out of Brooklyn, time will tell whether or not that ends up being honored. I will say this, copy print At one point he wanted to get out of the Lakers, and it didn’t happen. I think there’s still a time here where Durant isn’t trading for me and other executives across the league.

Weiss: I feel Toronto is in a better position to make a move for Durant because it has the potential to offer three quality starters and so many draft picks. The Celtics can do that too, but Toronto has more young people working for them and their crimes, especially if you build around it Ben SimmonsWho is a strong defender. Huge subplot here is what to expect from Simmons?

Scott: There is an idea that Simmons will best guard one through five, maybe four, not the five. He can play a little Bruce Brown role in the attack. They want him to go out in transition for an easy look for Durant and Irving. I think it will help them defensively, no doubt. I mentioned Toronto as my favourite. if they put Scotty Barnes, which they haven’t done up to this point, I think you have a real conversation. This is what Brooklyn is seeking (in business talks with the Raptors). I don’t know if Brooklyn will be okay Pascal Siakam And the OG Anunoby. Gary Trent Jr. He’s also a guy who could be in a contract year. He has a player option ($18.8 million). If he plays the way he played last year, I would expect him to quit and get into free agency.

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