Paul Pierce on Kevin Durant-to-Celtics rumors: ‘That ain’t happening’


Count Paul Pierce among those who do not want to see the Celtics trade Jaylen Brown for Kevin Durant.

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The Celtics legend was on hand for the New York City premiere of the new Showtime documentary “NYC Point Gods” on Tuesday and offered up his reaction to the reports that the Celtics have not only explored trading for Durant, but have already made an offer centered around Brown.

Pierce isn’t buying it.

“Nah, they’re not gonna do that,” Pierce said. “They’re not gonna do that. That ain’t happening.”

Pierce, of course, knows what a blockbuster trade can do for a team. He suffered through an extended Celtics rebuild in the mid-2000s, only to have the team’s fortunes completely turn around when they went out and got Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen in 2007 and won the NBA title in their first season together.

Of course, these Celtics are not stuck in a rebuild or coming off a last-place finish. They came within two wins of an NBA title this past season, and have already improved by adding Malcolm Brogdon and Danilo Gallinari.

According to Pierce, that’s good enough, and a blockbuster trade for Durant is not needed.

“They don’t need to make no moves,” Pierce said as he walked away from his media scrum.

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