Report: Celtics include Jaylen Brown in offer for Durant

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The Boston Celtics have entered the Kevin Durant sweepstakes, offering a package to the Brooklyn Nets involving All-Star Jaylen Brown, sources told The Athletic's Shams Charania.

The Celtics propsed trading Brown, guard Derrick White, and a draft pick, but the Nets countered to include reigning Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Smart, more draft capital, and potentially another rotation player, Charania reports.

Boston has unprotected first-round picks in 2025, 2027, and 2029 available as potential trade pieces, as well as pick swaps in 2024 and 2026. However, the organization has made All-Star Jayson Tatum unavailable in talks, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Durant has not changed his stance since his June trade request, Charania adds, with executives from around the league curious if the former MVP would hold out if no deal comes to fruition before the start of the season.

The Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors are still pursuing the 33-year-old, according to Charania and Wojnarowski. Brooklyn is reportedly unwilling to accept a package from the Raptors without Rookie of the Year Scottie Barnes.

The Celtics, who swept the Nets in the first round of last season's playoffs, built the core of their current team with draft picks from the 2013 deal that sent franchise legends Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Brooklyn. The team acquired both Tatum and Brown with two of those traded picks.

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