Which team can do the best show for Kevin Durant?

Once the season is over, the NBA paradoxically enters its most turbulent and craziest period of the year, free agency. The basketball planet is already turbulent and shaking according to the rhythm of rumors. Especially the ones around the Brooklyn Nets. Keri Irving You must leave the New York franchise. And his departure may eventually lead to another, even crazier departure Kevin Durant.

It is still hypothetical and highly improbable. But this league is going more and more into a spinning stage year after year, and even the craziest scenarios now tend to come true. Even earnest Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe raised the possibility of converting a KD.

Franchises prepare to trade Kevin Durant

On the other hand, let’s be clear: if a player requests to leave, the networks will be in a position to request an absolutely unprecedented package. The suggestions listed by us below may seem huge to you. Remember that he is one of the best players in the world on contract until 2026. One of the top favorites for a player of this caliber is usually not traded.

for Brian ScalabrinThe Boston Celtics can offer the best offer. We are not sure. So we’ve imagined eight potential offers that seem almost realistic to us. They are not sorted in any particular order. Let’s go.

New shock duo in the Boston Celtics

Boston receives: Kevin Durant and Seth Carey

Brooklyn receives: Jaylen Brown, Daniel Theiss, Derek White, 2023 and 2025 first-round picks, swap rights 2024 and 2026

Despite his heroic playoff campaign, Jason Tatum was a bit obsessed with the NBA Finals. His future remains bright. But while he waits to reach his full potential, if the Celtics – a priori – surrounded him with a stronger player? No defense wants to mess with Kevin Durant (except maybe Boston). Even less with Tatum around.

Obviously it would be a shame to break the tandem with Jaylen Brown, but KD is in an entirely different category. Especially when it comes to the gaming industry. In addition to his recording, his creativity will give greater volume to the Boston crime.

For Brooklyn, the idea would be to get their hands on the recruiting picks — all sacrificed to bring in James Harden — while rebuilding the team around Ben Simmons and Brown, two of the three top picks in the 2016 draft.

Phoenix Suns Revenge

Phoenix receives: Kevin Durant

Brooklyn receives: Deandre Ayton, Dario Saric, Cameron Payne, 2023 and 2024, first-round picks, swap rights 2024 and 2026

This deal is already more complicated to set up as it means Deandre Ayton first signs a contract to be exchanged step by step. In that case, he would then get a deal worth around 30 million per season. It will therefore be necessary for networks to particularly appreciate the image of the Bahamas hub as it is the main part of the opposite end.

Durant has already praised Devin Booker on several occasions. He could completely form a demonic duo by his side. Especially with Chris Paul to pass the bulge to them. This team will immediately be the favorite to win the title.

Kevin Durant joins his core team

Toronto receives: Kevin Durant and Seth Carey

Brooklyn receives: Pascal Siakam, OG Anunoby, first round picks 2023 and 2025, swap rights 2024 and 2026

Did you know that KD grew up as a fan of the Raptors? He will have the opportunity to play in Toronto by cutting a support team to go far. Fred Vanfleet, Scotty Barnes, Gary Trent Jr., Precious Uchiwa can send it.

Damien Lillard’s dream

Portland receives: Kevin Durant

Brooklyn receives: Anfernee Simons, Nassir Little, Eric Bledsoe, 2025 first-round pick, 2025 first-round pick via Milwaukee, 2024 and 2025 right switch

Like Phoenix, this deal includes trading Anfernee Simons via tag and trade. Unless Kevin Durant only asks to join the Blazers, it’s hard to see how this exchange could work. The assets that Portland can offer are still less interesting.

Miami Heat to get around?

Miami receives: Kevin Durant, Jevon Carter

Brooklyn receives: Choice of Pam Adebayo, Duncan Robinson, Tyler Hero, 2023 and 2027

The offer may seem higher than that of other perks but somewhere, that’s the point. It’s an exaggeration. Obviously losing Pam Adebayo is sad for the Heat but Kevin Durant is a player who deserves all the effort. Miami will immediately be a scarecrow in the East. The nets will have enough for them to start over with Adebayo, Simmons and Tyler Herro.

Rebirth of the San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio receives: Kevin Durant

Brooklyn receives: Dejounte Murray, Josh Richardson, 2023 and 2025 first-round picks, 2025 first-round picks via Chicago, 2028 first-round picks via Brooklyn, 2024 and 2026 swap rights

A show that focuses mainly on snapshots. It all depends on which direction the Nets want to take if they ever give in to a hypothetical request from Durant. If the franchise prefers rebuilding from scratch, it’s the Spurs who can offer a range of draft picks.

San Antonio must sign at least two or three confirmed players to support KD by step. Because his presence alone wouldn’t be enough to bring the Texas franchise back to the top.

What if the New Orleans Pelicans got the best bid?

New Orleans receives: Kevin Durant, Jevon Carter

Brooklyn receives: Brandon Ingram, Jackson Hayes, Devonte Graham, three first-round draft picks

Kevin Durant might not want to go play for Pelicans but imagine it with Zion Williamson, CJ McCollum, Herb Jones…it’s promising! Especially since New Orleans could offer an All-Star from the same promotion as Simmons (Ingram was drafted second only to the Australian in 2016) but also three picks from its large selection of picks.

To break the internet, back to the Golden State Warriors team

Kevin Durant Stephen Curry - Golden State Warriors

Golden State receives: Kevin Durant, Jevon Carter

Brooklyn receives: Andrew Wiggins, James Wiseman, Jonathan Cominga, 2026 first round draw, 2025 right swap

What’s worse is that it’s not the ugliest suggestion out there. Perhaps the most interesting in terms of young talent. Well, I’m not sure that Kevin Durant is really into playing Stephen Curry and the Warriors again…

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