The Heat or the Suns, these are the two teams mainly cited to recover Kevin Durant in the coming months, at least if an agreement is possible with the Nets. Watch out for the competition though, as other franchises are ready to create a little surprise. In the East, a reversal of the situation is not impossible in this race.
For Kevin Durant, we will have to be patient in the coming weeks. The star may have asked for his departure, the Nets have no intention of giving him a gift. Difficult negotiations are taking place with the Suns and the Heat, but the talks are almost at a standstill, in particular because of the consideration requested. Brooklyn wants historic compensation for giving away KD, a price arguably too high for the competition, especially in a straightforward trade.
When Durant’s trade takes place, it should come as no surprise to see a third, or even a fourth franchise in the mix, to make it all easier. Miami and Phoenix hope to emerge victorious, but nothing is done. The Nets want above all to recover the best possible counterpart, which means that another organization can double everyone, like in the East for example.
Another surprise team on Kevin Durant?
Another team to watch in the Eastern Conference? The Wizards according to Sam Amico. The franchise is watching KD closely in order to bring him home, since the superstar was born in the Capital. He could form a formidable duo there with Bradley Beal, at least if the front office manages to negotiate with the Nets. It is in any case a real possibility in the coming weeks.
REPORT: The Washington Wizards could make a “major push” for Kevin Durant, via @AmicoHoops.
—Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) July 18, 2022
The Washington Wizards could launch a “major offensive” for Kevin Durant.
Multiple sources have indicated that the Wizards need to be watched, ready for a big offense in order to sign Kevin Durant. He’s from the city of DC as well. He wouldn’t necessarily be against the idea of playing at home alongside Bradley Beal.
However, what can the Wizards offer to interest the Nets? To trade KD, we imagine the franchise will want at least Bradley Beal in exchange, which means Washington will have to be creative. Nothing is impossible in this league, and we know that Brooklyn negotiates with several teams. The Slim Reaper may not have the luxury of landing in its chosen destination.
Kevin Durant at the Wizards? Playing at home is an idea that could appeal to the star, especially since his duet with Bradley Beal would be capable of great damage. But does the franchise have the necessary assets? Considering the counterpart requested, one can have doubts.