The Celtics are clearly a team on the rise. They were one of just several teams to defeat the 73-9 Golden State Warriors during the regular season and they also clinched the fifth seed just two years after winning only 25 games in 2013-14.
The focal point of the offense is currently point guard Isaiah Thomas. As dynamic as Thomas has been, it is clear the team needs another go-to scorer in order to truly become a championship contender. That is where Durant comes into play.
Following the Oklahoma City Thunder's series loss to the Warriors last Monday night, Thomas posted a tweet of Durant's No. 35 next to a green shamrock, according to Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe:
“And in that moment on that porch, he thought it might be a good time to spice up the Durant-to-Boston narrative, no matter how unlikely a prospect it might be. So he grabbed his iPhone, opened Twitter, and posted Durant’s No. 35 next to a green shamrock. It was simple, but not especially subtle.”
The All-Star point guard explained the reasoning behind his tweet:
“I just wanted the world to know, that’s who I’m trying to get. I just thought it was something nice to do for the world to see, “ Thomas said. “But I didn’t think it was going to be as big as it got.”
After extending the contracts of coach Brad Stevens and president of basketball operations Danny Ainge, Boston feels like a franchise with a lot of stability. According to Thomas, that will play a big role in trying to lure free agents such as Durant to the Celtics:
“I think it starts with knowing your foundation is set, and you’ve got to go from there,” Thomas said. “Hopefully, even with the free agents and things like that, players looking into coming to Boston see they’re committed to Danny and Brad and the future.”
The Celtics point guard also stated that he'll go “all-in” when it comes to trying to lure Durant to Boston. What exactly does he mean by “all-in?”
“I mean, do everything I can to get him to sign, somehow, someway, hopefully.”
While Boston may be an unlikely destination for the 2013-14 MVP, crazier things have certainly happened in the NBA.
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