Jayson Tatum responds to Jaylen Brown over Kevin Durant rumor

With much of the NBA world quiet at the end of July, a report that the Brooklyn Nets rejected a Boston Celtics trade opener sparked a lot of discussion this week. The reported deal would have sent Jaylen Brown to Brooklyn in a package for Kevin Durant, and speculation continues on all sides. On Tuesday, Celtics star Jayson Tatum made an appearance at the New York premiere of the documentary “Point Gods,” and he was, predictably, asked about the rumblings.

Typically, Tatum avoided sharing strong opinions, saying first, “I don’t care. I just play basketball. Later in the conversation, he called Durant a “great player”, reminding reporters that Tatum and Durant played together for Team USA, but Tatum was also consistent in expressing that he is happy with the team that he played. he has in Boston.

“I love our team,” Tatum said. “I like the guys we have.”

Of the report itself, Tatum said, “I don’t know if this report is true or not.” He also shared, candidly, that he is not inclined to believe public reports on their face.

“I don’t believe everything I see on TV,” Tatum said. “I’ve seen some bullshit about me that was a lie, so you never really know what’s true and what’s not.”

It would have been more surprising if Tatum shared a two-way opinion on a reported trading skeleton. Through that lens, nothing he shared was prohibited by any measure, and admittedly he is not the decision maker in place here. Still, it will always be remarkable for a star to publicly comment on business gimmicks, even if their remarks can double as an extended sidetrack.

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