NBA Kevin Durant appears to have severed ties with the Brooklyn Nets, and it may only be a matter of time before he is traded. Many teams have been mentioned as potential landing spots, but another one may have to be added to the list. NBA Rumors: Aiming High LeBron James has one major request for the Los Angeles Lakers. NBA Rumors: The Lakers are prepared to make a trade for Kyrie Irving. Getty Images/Andy Lyons Durant, Kevin Though it’s been weeks since he requested a trade, it appears that Kevin Durant’s time in Brooklyn may be coming to an end soon. Following his reported ultimatum to the Nets, team owner Joe Tsai stated unequivocally that he supports GM Sean Marks and coach Steve Nash.
That means it’s a matter of when, not if, the Nets trade the 12-time NBA All-Star. While no team appears capable of meeting Brooklyn’s high expectations, it is in the Nets’ best interests to find him a new home.
KD still has four years left on his contract, but moving on seems to be the best option for everyone at this point. The big question is which team will actually give the Nets what they want in return. In any case, Durant knows where he wants to play.
NBA Rumors: The trade that could send Kevin Durant to the Sixers
According to Ian Begley of SNY, Durant not only sees Boston as a desired landing spot, but he would also like to play in Philadelphia. The report claims that the Sixers could pull it off by sending a package that includes Tyrese Maxey, among other players and draft picks:
“Something worth noting: As of earlier this week, there were high-ranking members of the Sixers who’ve felt strongly about engaging with Brooklyn on a Durant trade. It is unknown if Brooklyn and Philadelphia have made any recent progress on a trade. ” Previous reports stated that the Suns were at or near the top of the list of teams Durant would like to be traded to. An offseason trade to Phoenix seems unlikely due to the DeAndre Ayton signing. So what happens now? Well, it’s worth noting that, in addition to Boston, Durant also sees Philadelphia as another welcome landing spot, per people familiar with the matter.
“The Sixers would almost certainly have to include Tyrese Maxey in a trade for Durant. Given the dynamics at play, you’d think that Tobias Harris, Matisse Thybulle and other players/draft picks would be included.”
A few months ago, Joel Embiid was understood to ask the front office to ‘exhaust’ all options to bring Durant. The 76ers would clearly benefit from having a proven winner like him, but is this realistic considering that James Harden is on the team? Only time will tell how this situation unfolds.