Brooklyn Nets respond to Celtics' huge offer for Kevin Durant!

New York, New York - The Boston Celtics became the latest NBA team to test the Brooklyn Nets' resolve after submitting a huge offer for want-away star Kevin Durant – so far, with no success.

The Boston Celtics are willing to trade Jaylen Brown (l.) to get the Brooklyn Nets' Kevin Durant.
The Boston Celtics are willing to trade Jaylen Brown (l.) to get the Brooklyn Nets' Kevin Durant.  © Collage: ELSA / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

The Kevin Durant trade saga continues to lead the NBA offseason headlines.

The two-time NBA champion, who's been wanting out of Brooklyn since June 30, is still under team control for the next four seasons, but has no shortage of teams looking to steal him away.

However, as much as the suitors would love to have Durant on their roster, the Nets have set a huge asking price for his services.

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According to Shams Charania of the Athletic, the Celtics stepped up to the plate, tabling a huge offer to lure the 12-time All-Star away from New York.

Still, Nets' executives were not impressed and rejected the offer, despite the inclusion of two players: Derrick White and none other than Jaylen Brown!

Boston Celtics willing to trade Jaylen Brown

Jaylen Brown during the first quarter in Game Seven of the 2022 NBA Eastern Conference Finals against the Miami Heat.
Jaylen Brown during the first quarter in Game Seven of the 2022 NBA Eastern Conference Finals against the Miami Heat.  © ANDY LYONS / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

Last season, Brown formed half of one of the best young Duos in the league alongside Jayson Tatum, helping the franchise reach the finals.

However, as bright as he shone, the 25-year-old is only signed to the Celtics through 2023-24, making him a valuable trading chip that could help the Celtics get their hands on a real NBA legend.

But Brooklyn wants a lot more.

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In addition to Brown and, the Nets wants Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Smart, NBA draft picks, and potentially one more rotation player.

Although trading Smart seems out of the question, many would have thought the same thing about Brown, so it's anyone's guess how far the Celtics are willing to go in their pursuit of Durant.

Other teams who have previously shown interest trade were the Miami Heat, and the Phoenix Suns.

Durant was recently slammed by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver for not honoring his four-year, $194-million contract extension.

Cover photo: Collage: ELSA / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

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