Jayson Tatum suggests that not everything that makes the news is actually true in the wake of the rumored Jaylen Brown-Kevin Durant trade. On June 30, Durant requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets. Last month, The Athletic reported that the Celtics offered Brown, Derrick White and a draft pick to the Nets for Durant.
The Nets reportedly weren't too thrilled with the offer and they wanted the Celtics to include more. “That’s the world we live in,” Tatum said on Celtics Lab Podcast. “It always comes from an anonymous source, but it always makes ESPN or Twitter, or whatever and everybody sees it.
So you never know what’s true and what’s not true. 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, this, that and the third.
If you pay attention to everything you see on Twitter or TV, you drive yourself crazy. I think that’s just something that you have to learn. Just keep your own sanity, your own peace. They’ll literally say anything some of it might be true and then those other things couldn’t be further from the truth.
The average fan at home doesn’t know the difference and they just might believe whatever they see. It doesn’t help that people go on sports talk shows talk about it every day. We don’t know who said it. Control what you can control.
That’s what I always live by”.
Tatum happy with the Celtics' current team
When Tatum was asked about the rumored Brown-Durant trade 10 days ago, he responded by saying he's happy with the current team they have.
"I played with [Durant] during the Olympics," Tatum said. "Obviously, he's a great player, but that's not my decision. I love our team. I love the guys that we got. We got two new pieces [in Malcolm Brogdon and Danilo Gallinari].
I love our team. I just go out there and play with my teammates. I don't put that [general manager] hat on to make decisions." The Celtics made the NBA Finals last season, but couldn't overcome the Golden State Warriors for the title.
Tatum and Durant are considered among one of the best players in the league and they would definitely create one of the most formidable duos in the NBA.