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Jackie MacMullan Discusses Kevin Durant-To-Celtics Rumors

A closeup of Kevin Durant as he looks down before a game.

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 23: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors looks on during a game against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on January 23, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Kevin Durant may very well leave the Golden State Warriors, and could hit free agency pretty soon.

Durant has a player option for the 2019-20 season, and is set to become an unrestricted free agent the year after.

There have been plenty of rumors that he could head East to become the face of the New York Knicks. However, it was a different Eastern Conference club that almost landed him last time he hit free agency.

The Boston Celtics got a visit with Durant during his recruitment, and it has been suggested that they might've been the runners up to Golden State.

Considering Durant would have the chance to make Boston the power in the Eastern Conference, it isn't unreasonable to think that the Celtics may get involved again.

Danny Ainge is always aggressive as general manager, and if you can get a Kevin Durant, you do it.

Legendary NBA writer Jackie MacMullan says that she's heard some Kevin Durant Celtics rumors popping back up.

Jackie Mac is as tapped in as it gets in the NBA media.

On a recent episode of Brian Windhorst's "The Hoop Collective" ESPN podcast, she discussed the rumors that she has heard.

MacMullan: "Let's say that Kevin Durant wants to come to Boston, just for argument's sake. Some GM said to me the other day...he gave Boston a visit during his free agency."

Windhorst: "He basically implied that they finished second."

MacMullan: "What I've learned, and maybe you guys already knew this. I did not. Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are really tight. They workout together during the off-season. They make a trip every year to an island...the Bahamas, and Jason Tatum was hanging out with them this summer and the summer before.

"Someone suggested to me, don't sleep on Kevin Durant taking another look at Boston, which I had never considered."

Wherever Durant goes, it will make a huge splash. If he teams up with Kyrie Irving, Jason Tatum, and whomever else, and the C's don't have to scrap much of a deep roster in acquiring him, it would be a huge change in the dynamics of the entire league.

[The Hoop Collective]