Kevin Durant has asked for a trade and more than half the league is interested. What kind of package are the Nets looking for?
BROOKLYN, NY — The Brooklyn Nets’ offseason saga continues as we enter a new week after Kevin Durant officially made a trade request from the Nets last week.
This news from Durant followed news that fellow Nets Kyrie Irving would take his player option to stay at Brooklyn, which was unexpected, which made the Durant news even more unexpected.
Now there is a lot of talk that both stars could be moved by the nets after all.
The big one is Kevin Durant and where he could possibly end up. Because about half the teams in the NBA have reportedly called the Nets saying they are looking for the best possible trade package.
So how does this look for Brooklyn? Doug Norrie of the Locked On Nets podcast spoke to Jackson Gatlin on Monday’s Locked On NBA podcast about what Brooklyn will be looking for.
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Looking for a mountain of draft capital or a cornerstone to continue being an Eastern Conference contender?
We’ve seen many star-studded trades return with plenty of draft capital, including last week’s Utah Jazz yield for Rudy Gobert. Would the Nets be interested?
“The Nets don’t own any of their draft picks going forward, so they can’t tank,” Norrie said at Locked On NBA. “They need to get players back… There’s no incentive for the Nets to tank. They basically need to get talent back to stay relevant and hopefully make the playoffs. I don’t think those previous trades that we’ve seen this offseason like the Gobert swapping for a couple of draft picks is a good comparison, they need to acquire talent.”
The Phoenix Suns, Miami Heat, Toronto Raptors and Memphis Grizzlies are among the much-noticed potential contenders.
Potential packages with the Suns include 2018 No. 1 overall Deandre Ayton, who ended his season with the Suns and coach Monty Williams on a bad note. It would also likely feature Sun’s star defenseman Mikal Bridges along with draft picks.
Packages being discussed with the Raptors may include starters OG Anunoby and Scottie Barnes, or possibly All-Star Pascal Siakam.
But there will be enough applicants. Norrie said for the Nets it will likely be the team that can offer back the most immediate talent.
“They need to get some talent back in the door so they can at least stay put and try to make the playoffs,” Norrie said.
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