The name of Kevin Durant is literally on everyone’s lips in the American basketball world. And the cause is very clear: his wish to leave the Brooklyn Nets before the end of the trade period to join another NBA franchise. And although the Golden State Warriors and Phoenix Suns options seem to be getting more complicated, the New Orleans Pelicans track could in the coming days seriously gain momentum.
Kevin During and the brooklyn net, an announced divorce? For the last season of “My next guest needs no introduction”broadcast on netflix and presented by David Lettermanthe one who is nicknamed K.D. said a few months ago that he wanted to continue his adventure with the net in order to win an NBA championship title with Kyrie Irving. “How much longer do I want to play? I do not know. Until the urge passes me. I would like to be able to relive that, for sure (ed. win NBA titles)”. However, although Kyrie Irving has activated his player option, a trade ofUncle Drew is all the same a possibility and the only viable destination at the moment T would be the The bone Angeles Lakers of James james. As for Kevin Duringthe range of possibilities is greater, but so are the difficulties…
The Golden State Warriors, impossible because of Ben Simmons
In recent days, there has been talk of a potential XXL return of Kevin During in Oakland Bay left in 2019 for Brooklyn and New York. Indeed, the Warriors seemed to be a solution for During. However, the presence of Well Simmons in the roster of brooklyn netwould block any serious trade with the Warriors in which andrew Wiggins should inevitably be included. As the journalistESPN Marc Spears reminded us that any NBA franchise cannot have two players with “designated player” status. Gold Well Simmons already has this status and andrew Wiggins also, wrecking any viable trade for Kevin During.
Priority of Kevin Durant, Phoenix also too short?
Due to their prowess in the Western Conference in the last two regular seasons and having even reached the NBA Finals in 2021 against the Milwaukee bucksthem phoenix Suns would particularly like Kevin Duringfond of the history of the game, while Charles barley and especially Steve Nash went to Arizona. According to a GM (general manager) of a franchise who remained anonymous, even “Deandre Ayton, Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson and five picks, it’s still not enough for KD” as the latter affirmed to the journalist of bleacher Postponement what is Jack Fischer. An XXL package that could do nothing for Kevin Durant’s trade, which has unleashed passions among NBA insiders since the beginning of the free agency and trade period.
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Kevin Durant in the land of jazz and Zion Williamson with the New Orleans Pelicans?
Journalist for ESPN, brian Windhorst took advantage of his passage on The Hoop Collective Podcast in order to share one of his ideas concerning the future of Kevin During. In comments reported by Let’s talk-Basketball, Windhorst see the option New Orleans Pelicans as more than possible. “That would make sense. It would be a clean deal if it were to happen. If the Pels decide to put Brandon Ingram on the table, I believe they would only need 4.5 million and a half to match salaries. They could explore this track. (…) I don’t know what their offer is. Maybe they haven’t offered Ingram yet, and if you ask Griff (David Griffin, Pelicans GM, editor’s note), he’ll say no. But if they want Durant, they know they’ll have to cede Ingram.”
But brian Windhorst didn’t stop there. According to him and always through comments relayed by Let’s talk-Basketball, a third party could enter the dance. Having rubbed shoulders Kevin During at the Golden State Warriors where he was assistant Steve Kerr, Willie Green is now head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans of Zion Williamson and of Brandon Ingram. A man-to-man discussion between Green and During would be part of the seduction project set up by the “Pels” to attract Kevin Durant in Louisiana. “From what I’ve been told, this is the card the Pelicans are going to play. Their coach, Willie Green, was an assistant at Golden State when Durant was there. And what they would like is for the Nets to let them talk to Durant, and for Willie to sell him their project and use their good relationship.
The scene is set remains to be seen if the number 1 of the 2019 draft, namely Zion Williamson will operate alongside the 2007 Draft No. 2 next season.