Celtics Star Jayson Tatum Sends Strong Message on Trade Rumors

Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics.


Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics.

This has been a fairly up-and-down offseason for the Boston Celtics in terms of activity. On the first night of free agency, when every other team was making things happen, the Celtics stayed quiet. But then, they exploded, signing Danilo Gallinari and trading for Malcolm Brogdon.

Then, as the weeks dragged on, nothing happened. Summer League came and went, and there was no action on the Celtics front. That’s when the news came that Boston could be interested in trading for Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant, using Jaylen Brown as the potential centerpiece of the deal.

During a recent interview on the Celtics Lab podcast, Jayson Tatum spoke with host Justin Quinn about how he personally deals with trade rumors. The Celtics star said that he’s used to it by now, and that the people who start rumors usually only want to make noise and create speculation.

“It’s just the world we live in, right? It always comes from an anonymous source,” Tatum told Quinn. “But it always makes ESPN or Twitter or whatever, and everybody sees it. So you never know what is true and what’s not true, but it gets people to talk about it, and I guess that’s the idea. They got what they wanted out of the deal, for people to talk about it and make speculations.”

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