Celtics’ Jaylen Brown knew he wouldn’t be traded for Kevin Durant

Boston Celtics owner Wyke Glausbeck told Jaylen Brown ahead of the trade deadline that he wouldn’t be making a move for Kevin Durant before being acquired by the Phoenix Suns.

Wc Grousbeck tells Jaylen Brown it won’t be touched in trade talks

In an interview with The Greg Hill Show, Celtics owner Wyke Glausbeck confirmed he spoke with Brown and said he has no plans to trade the 26-year-old Brown before the deadline.

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith claimed live in First Take that Boston was considering trading Brown for Durant, which has now been disproved.

“We don’t talk about private things on the air, about contracts and things like that,” Grausbeck said.

“What’s going on in the league is agents and other teams. So Brad is on the phone with every team. Definitely every week during the season. It’s just like, ‘Who do you like? Who’s playing a lot?’ Who do you like on our roster?

“He files it in his mind database. He knew it before the trade deadline because we spoke privately.”

Jaylen Brown’s name came up frequently in trade discussions when Kevin Durant requested a transfer from Brooklyn in September.

Shams Charania even reported that the Celtics offered the Nets a package that included picks for Brown, Derrick White, and Durant, but Brooklyn refused and wanted more.

Following the blockbuster trade of Kyrie Irving to the Dallas Mavericks, a path was paved for Durant to find a new situation and give himself the best chance of winning another championship.

The two-time Finals MVP was traded to Phoenix for Michal Bridges, Cam Johnson, Jae Crowder, and four unprotected future first-round picks.

The move has NBA sportsbooks rating the Suns odds of winning a championship this season at +450, making them the second favorite behind the Boston Celtics (+325).

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