One of the biggest question marks for the NBA off-season is where is superstar Kevin Durant going? There have been rumors of many teams that Durant may have interest in joining including the Celtics, Warriors, Heat, Lakers, Magic, Trail Blazers, Spurs, Mavericks, and possibly returning to the Thunder.
There have also been rumors of Durant’s agent sending a list to the Celtics of players that Kevin wants if he’s going to come to Boston. We don’t know if this is true but I wouldn’t doubt it. Durant has come so close to the NBA Finals too many times. If he wants to leave the Thunder he needs to know that the players on his new team are legit and will give him a chance to win a championship. We do know that Durant wants a “Big 3” type deal with a new team if he decides to leave the Thunder. If he came to Boston he would already have point guard Isaiah Thomas who is starting to look like a superstar in this league. If the Celtics want their chance at landing Durant in Boston they need to acquire another dominant player.
Other Possible Players for the Celtics
- Al Horford
- Dominant big man who can space the floor
- Can do a little bit of everything
- Jimmy Butler
- Gifted athletically
- Very good scorer to the basket
- Outstanding defensive player
- Hassan Whiteside
- One of the best defensive centers in the NBA
- Very good rebounder (averaged 11.8 REB per game last season)
- Buddy Hield
- Good three point shooter
- Hasn’t established himself yet but could be threat right away in the NBA
The list goes on.
Who knows what’s going to happen but from what we’re hearing, the Celtics seem like they are completely serious about landing some big name players. However many people don’t see it as a realistic possibility for Durant to come play for Boston. I also bet many people never thought Pierce, Garnett, and Allen would be a thing but look what happened. The trade deadline is about as month away so there could be some big news for Boston this month.
Also I don’t know how many people saw this but on May 31st at 1:15 AM, Isaiah Thomas tweeted a number 35 with a four leaf clover emoji next to it, but he shortly deleted the tweet after. You can take it however you want but this only made me more confident that Isaiah is luring Durant to come play for Boston.