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The Atlantic Files #237: Jaylen Brown for Kevin Durant is Dumb

Alex Fischbein July 28, 2022

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This week on The Atlantic Files:

This week on the Atlantic Files podcast, we talk about the rumors surrounding a trade between the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets that would swap Jaylen Brown and Kevin Durant, whether or not Miles Bridges will play in the NBA ever again, Jerry West vs JJ Redick, Collin Sexton not getting any free agency attention, and John Collins fouling out of the Drew League!

The latest rumor around the NBA is that the Boston Celtics offered a package of Jaylen Brown, Derrick White, and other assets to the Nets for Kevin Durant. Brown took to Twitter to voice his displeasure about the rumor. If Boston is really contemplating a deal like this, they are flat-out dumb. A team who just reached the NBA Finals and had a fighting chance to actually win the Finals, does not need to be blown up just for one player. Don’t get too carried away Brad Stevens.

In other news, one of Mike’s previous favorite players fouled out and lost in the Drew League. That’s none other than John Collins. We’ve had debates about Collins against Julius Randle in the past, but Collins keeps proving he’s not worth the contract.

Speaking of worth the money, Collin Sexton seems to be a player that should be worth a medium-sized contract. The fact that he got pretty much zero buzz in free agency was quite mind-boggling. Whether it was either rumors of a sign-and-trade or just other teams offering a contract in general, we didn’t hear a single thing. Wonder how he’ll end up proving himself again on Cleveland next season.

Miles Bridges, which we’ve talked about the past episode, has officially been brought up on charges. So, we took this time to ponder whether or not he’ll play another game in the NBA.

Finally, there has been some beef between JJ Redick and Jerry West. Redick hit a soft spot when he said basketball was just a bunch of “plumbers and firefighters” back in the day. Now, West is firing back saying Redick didn’t even have a great career and couldn’t hold a candle to players like himself. This one is fun!

00:00 Intro
01:12 Boston Celtics should not trade Jaylen Brown
04:49 Talent gap between Jaylen Brown and Devin Booker
06:56 Why Boston would be dumb to get Kevin Durant
19:17 Is the East stronger than the West in 2022-23?
20:46 John Collins fouls out and loses in Drew League
26:51 Will Miles Bridges ever play in the NBA again?
28:26 Collin Sexton not getting any free-agency buzz
33:16 JJ Redick and Jerry West beef
38:34 Closing thoughts


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Alex Fischbein

Being from the suburbs of Philadelphia, it was hard not to become a Sixers fan during Allen Iverson's prime. Other than just the Sixers, I enjoy watching all forms and levels of basketball, especially the WNBA. Outside of basketball, I've been playing and coaching volleyball for most of my life. Also, after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh, I became a Software Developer by day, while writing and hosting podcasts by night.

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