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Brad Stevens addresses Jaylen Brown’s commerce rumors that initially appeared on NBC Sports activities Boston

Rumors of a attainable deal between the Boston Celtics and the Brooklyn Nets that includes Jaylen Brown and Kevin Durant have dominated the NBA. On Tuesday, all that hypothesis was lastly stopped.

The Nets introduced that Durant and the workforce “agreed to move forward with our partnership.” All this ensured that Brown entered his seventh season within the NBA as Celtic.

Forsberg: C’s future in focus as Durant’s drama fades

With business speak in rear view, C boss Brad Stevens first addressed Durant’s rumors whereas showing on WEEI’s Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon.

“Listen, at the end of the day, I’m not going to get into any of the conversations we’ve had because I don’t think that’s appropriate. But my job is to figure out the costs and then decide whether or not we want to be involved in any deal with any team around the league,” Stevens mentioned.

“Since the (Malcolm) Brogdon trade we’ve really felt good about our team. We’ve really felt good about building around these people that we’ve been building around, trying to bring out our best players. We’re excited going forward with our team and that’s really been our focus for a while.

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“You say he was busy and there was plenty of speaking but it surely wasn’t from me. I hope that gave everybody one thing to speak about. He is been fairly quiet on our entrance for some time now.”

Brown seemed alarmed by the trade rumors when they surfaced again in July. The All-Star tweeted “smh” (shake my head) “Shortly after Brown’s bid was reported because the cornerstone of a possible Durant deal.

Stevens was requested if he was involved with Brown all through the method.

He replied, “In fact, Jaylen has gone by way of this from a listening viewpoint and noises have been round him for a very long time, large names through the years. I feel one of many issues you must be capable of do is ignore the noise and know what’s essential. Additionally, be capable of Talk and make frank and clear communications with the individuals concerned.

“We had those and we were very open from the start because all of this was happening to any of our guys. I sat down with Jaylen last week in L.A. He looked great and will be back in Boston soon.”

Now that Durant’s Circus is over, the Celtics can give attention to the intriguing assortment they gathered over the summer time. Brogdon and Danilo Gallinari have been the primary low season additions to the workforce that shall be seeking to recover from the hump and convey Banner 18 again to Boston in 2023. Brown and Jayson Tatum will return as top-of-the-line tandems within the NBA.

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