A short time ago, the very notion of a Kevin Durant trade during the NBA offseason would have been preposterous. It’s still admittedly unlikely. On the other hand, it feels increasingly possible on a daily basis. This Brooklyn Nets team looks headed towards combustion.
General Manager Sean Marks says the team wants guys that want to be there. That doesn’t bode well for a team featuring Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons.
Both former number-one overall picks have been accused of having priorities that interfere with basketball in the past.
On the other hand, the Nets’ hands may be tied, at least in regards to Irving. Recent rumors suggest that if he walks, Durant will request a trade.
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What if the Nets let them both go? Surely, they’d receive a bounty in return for Durant. Any team with a hope of hoisting the Larry O’Brien trophy next season would be interested in his services.
If the worst-case scenario does unfold for Brooklyn, here are three teams Durant ought to eye after making a trade request.