Jayson Tatum Backs Current Celtics Team amid Jaylen Brown, Kevin Durant Trade Rumors

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Jayson Tatum didn't want to leave the NBA Finals champion Boston Celtics.

Tatum didn't want to comment about trade rumours when in New York for a documentary screening, but he did declare "I adore our team."

The Celtics reportedly offered Jaylen Brown, Derrick White, and a draught pick for Kevin Durant but were "less likely" to include Marcus Smart.

Brown didn't like being in trade packages.

Brown's double-duty helped Boston reach the NBA Finals. It's not often that a player of his calibre and age is available in a trade. 

He can shoot from deep, attack off the bounce, and defend an opponent's best player.

It's rare for a Finals-bound club to add a generational star like Durant. Durant-Tatum might help Boston's title chances. 

The future Hall of Famer has two titles, two NBA Finals MVPs, the 2013-14 MVP, four scoring crowns, 10 All-NBA and 12 All-Star selections.

Whether they land Durant or not, the Celtics risk disturbing team harmony by pursuing him.

Tatum won't say anything to hurt that possibility until a deal is finalised. Tatum, Brown, Smart, Robert Williams III, and Malcolm Brogdon might lead the Celtics to the championship.

This is a rare chance to obtain a good return for Brown.

Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report stated Tuesday that "this seems to be the first moment the Celtics have genuinely pondered moving Brown"

Boston had desired Durant since before his 2006-07 draught year, when they bungled games to land him or Greg Oden, said Fischer.

Tatum appears comfortable if the Celtics don't land Durant.