Will Kevin Durant be a Celtic Next Year?
The Thunder have once again shit their pants in the playoffs and with that an opportunity for the Celtics has arisen. We all know Kevin Durant loves Boston and the Celtics. He was quoted saying “I like the city a lot, its cold but they love sports here. It’s a family atmosphere I feel when I walk around the city. So yeah, I like it a lot.” If that doesn’t make it wiggle a little bit I don’t know what will. We also have Isaiah Thomas recruiting him, as well as other stars, all year. Isaiah last night tweeted "35" followed by the shamrock emoji, but deleted it very soon after. The Celtic’s have the cap space to make a move on him and I hope they do. The only issue I see with KD not wanting to come here is that he doesn’t want to be on a team that is rebuilding because, for good reason, he wants to win a chip as soon as possible. Even though the Celtics made the playoffs this year we’re still a very young team that needs work and I think that could deter him a little bit. I believe the best way for the Celts to get KD is to go out and get a true blue big man and play Kelly Olynyk, the poor man’s Dirk, at power forward. Now close your eyes and imagine a starting 5 of:
1. Isaiah Thomas
2. Avery Bradley
3. Kevin Durant
4. Kelly Olynyk
5. Hassan Whiteside? Al Jefferson? Al Horford? Maybe even Bismack Biyombo? Basically anyone besides fucking Dwight Howard.
That should be enough to entice KD to throw on a Celtics jersey and dominate and be loved by the entire city for the rest of his days. A man can hope.
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