Marcus Smart Breaks Silence on Brooklyn Nets Trade Rumors

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This summer, trade talks about Kevin Durant took a surprising turn when he dropped ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Report It’s around 2:00 AM EST and we shared that Boston Celtics She reached out and offered a deal to the Brooklyn Nets whose title was All-Star Jaylen Brown. Shams Al-Shaaraniya from The Athletic added to reports that the Nets had turned down an offer to Brown and faced an offer that included NBA Defensive Player of the Year award-winning Marcus Smart. Of course, the Celtics team weren’t interested in the deal, including Smart, and no deal was struck.

Smart recently met with Bobby Manning from CLNS Media and discussed some of his thoughts on his inclusion in the trade rumors as well as how his fellow All-Star teammate handled the rumors this summer as well.


Marcus Smart dismisses trade rumors

Smart’s answer with his reaction to his name shift in business talks after his Celtics team reached the NBA Finals last year was a surprise. He took these rumors largely as a compliment.

“(Brown) handled it great. He walks around with a smile on his face. We actually didn’t even mention it when we were together. We were just talking about next season and preparing, but it’s great. He handles it as professionally as possible and my advice is, for anyone, don’t forget It’s business first. When you do business, personal things have to go out the window and can’t be the problem, so you can’t look at it like that. If your name is there in business conversations, I look at it as a compliment. That means That teams want you. That’s a good thing. The problem is that if it’s not your name (in the rumours), nobody wants you. That’s the way I look at you, and that’s the way people should look at it. It’s hard, I understand, but just because it It happens, you never know. Anything can happen.”

Marcus Smart is an essential part of the Celtics team, and his DPOY award was something that proved that. It’s easy to see why he pursued the Nets in free agency, and he took it as a compliment to move forward with his play. The idea that another team wants you is seen as a compliment to Smart.


Jaylen Brown’s Trade Rumors

Smart also noted that Jaylen Brown handled the trade rumors well and didn’t let it distract him from what the Celtics were trying to do. In the hours following the surprising report from Wojnarowski, Brown shared a cryptic tweet in which he said:Trait‘, which means he has been shaking his head again for his inclusion in the trade rumors. However, the rumors are now over, and it looks like Brown is taking things step by step to move forward.

However, the rumors of Brown may appear to the networks again. Many analysts are beginning to speculate that trade rumors may prevent Brown from agreeing to a long-term stay in Boston. Analysts are already predicting what will happen in the future for Brown. some NBA executives have gone as far as to associate him with other teams Like the Miami Heat next season.