NBA Trade Talk: Kevin Durant to Boston Celtics

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Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant is to talk with the Boston Celtics, according to a report.

The Boston Celtics will hold talks with Kevin Durant in the off season to try and convince him to sign ahead of next year's NBA season.

Durant is still involved in the play-offs with the Oklahoma City Thunder, but will be a free agent this summer.

The Vertical report that the Celtics will make a play to try and sign Durant as they look to rebuild after a steady but unspectacular season, knowing they lack star power.

The report says CEO Danny Ainge plans to be proactive this summer and will give his all to try and persuade Durant to sign.

It states: "Ainge will be aggressive in free agency, team sources told The Vertical, and yes, that means a run at Kevin Durant. The Celtics believe Durant will meet with them this summer."

It goes onto add that for Durant to consider the Celtics as a serious option, he will want to see them pull off another big move too, to persuade them he is moving to a winning team, after several years of near misses with the Thunder.

Durant is a former MVP who is entering his prime, and finds his team overpowered by the relentless Spurs and Warriors in the Western Conference.

A move East would see him go head to head with LeBron James, but this could well appeal. The Celtics pursued Kevin Love two summers ago but missed out on him to Cleveland, but could make up for that by signing Durant this summer.