Kevin Durant Sweepstakes

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What assets does Miami have that would be attractive to the Nets? Their draft picks are always lousy, Lowry is washed, Herro is a sixth man, and I doubt they're moving Bam or Jimmy for KD.
MIA cannot trade Bam to BRK so long as Ben Simmons is there, because of the Designated Rookie Extension rule, per Bobby Marks.
 

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If you're NOLA, do you put Zion in a deal for KD? I would - might be the best single asset they could get back
 

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You don’t worry about the future if you can pair Tatum and Durant together. You’re gearing up for an incredible 3-4 year run where you have a good chance of winning a title.
You have a good chance of winning the title right now while still having a future! The Celtics were a bad fourth quarter away from being up 3-1 in the NBA Finals just two weeks ago!
 

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Guys, this is a disaster. Brooklyn has no size. Brooklyn has no depth off the bench. To make up for all of that they need to have their three stars to be locked in and working extremely hard to contend. This is not the Heatles, it isn't the Warriors, it's not LeBron on the Lakers. It's Durant, a prickly personality who has been frustrated when he was in good situations, Harden, who has never come up big in the playoffs, is at least 20lbs overweight and just shot his way out of Houston, and KYRIE, who as we speak is AWOL from the team and apparently already mad at Durant and didn't want Nash to coach the team. Nobody has to worry about these guys.
 

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What assets does Miami have that would be attractive to the Nets? Their draft picks are always lousy, Lowry is washed, Herro is a sixth man, and I doubt they're moving Bam or Jimmy for KD.
Miami definitely moves Bam and probably Herro, too.

Correction.
MIA cannot trade Bam to BRK so long as Ben Simmons is there, because of the Designated Rookie Extension rule, per Bobby Marks.
They would if they could, I suppose.
 

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What assets does Miami have that would be attractive to the Nets? Their draft picks are always lousy, Lowry is washed, Herro is a sixth man, and I doubt they're moving Bam or Jimmy for KD.
Nets can’t take Bam in the trade unless they also move Simmons because they both have Rose Rule extensions.

Edit: or as @amfox1 confirmed upthread
 

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You have a good chance of winning the title right now while still having a future! The Celtics were a bad fourth quarter away from being up 3-1 in the NBA Finals just two weeks ago!
Jaylen is only signed for 2 more years. There is exposure there. And if you replaced Jaylen with Durant this year, you are planning Green 19 right now.

Durant is significantly better than Jaylen on both sides of the ball. It would be a no brainer, IMO. He and Tatum would be absolutely lethal.
 

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What assets does Miami have that would be attractive to the Nets? Their draft picks are always lousy, Lowry is washed, Herro is a sixth man, and I doubt they're moving Bam or Jimmy for KD.
It would have to be a bet against the Heat post Riley, KD and Jimmy. Lowry would be in the deal as salary filler. Herro, Strus and all the picks as the assets? The Suns can definitely beat it.
 

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This is going to do wonders for his legacy after joining GSW. Now he’s running away from the team he assembled.

And Kyrie is so toxic that even his friend wants out now.
I'm going to take a guess that it's less that Durant doesn't want to play with Kyrie as much as the Nets refusing to offer Kyrie the max extension.
 

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Jaylen is only signed for 2 more years. There is exposure there. And if you replaced Jaylen with Durant this year, you are planning Green 19 right now.

Durant is significantly better than Jaylen on both sides of the ball. It would be a no brainer, IMO. He and Tatum would be absolutely lethal.
Eh. The league is kind of moving past Durant, who is aging out of his prime and was not good in the playoffs this year. I think the gap between Jaylen + future assets vs Durant now is not as big as maybe some other people think; and the Celtics will be a much more enjoyable success if they win with Jaylen and Tatum. I also don't know if Durant/Tatum is as dynamic of a pairing as people will think; seems like they'd squabble over being the alpha.
 

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I'm going to take a guess that it's less that Durant doesn't want to play with Kyrie as much as the Nets refusing to offer Kyrie the max extension.
Yeah this to me is a case of knowing Kyrie is gone after the year and not wanting to waste a season
 

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Durant is so unlikeable at this point, and for someone as good as he is, couldn't manage to steal a game against the Celtics in the playoffs. No way do I want to see him in green, and especially not at the cost of Jaylen. I think Durant would wilt under the spotlight here at the first moment of (perceived) criticism. We'd be more likely to see a second-round exit than a banner, but fortunately I don't think we're a realistic option.
 

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Pass on Durant for Boston. I don't even mind his weirdo persona but that window (which should have happened years ago) is closed. Add more pieces to the Jays.
I do think Durant to Phoenix makes sense. The physical trainers there will be good for him as well.
 

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Brooklyn probably demands Smart or Rob but without giving either two, I think this is the best the Celtics could do but I don't think it would be enough. Only two firsts available due to the SA trade.

I also don't think Brooklyn would want White since he costs $18m and is tied up for three years.


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Pass on Durant for Boston. I don't even mind his weirdo persona but that window (which should have happened years ago) is closed. Add more pieces to the Jays.
I do think Durant to Phoenix makes sense. The physical trainers there will be good for him as well.
It's a dry heat.
 

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Only two firsts available due to the SA trade.
Fanspo is wrong here. They have the 2028 as a pick but it's a swap. The Celtics can offer 2023/2025/2027 and both 2024/2026 swaps. Grant and PP probably are part of the best possible deal but the Celtics would probably use Theis instead. Don't see how many other teams beat Jaylen in the offer anyways.
 

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If I were the Pelicans I'd offer Zion for him.

But I've been low man on zion all along...
 

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This guy is a real piece of work. I’m sorry for not contributing… that’s all I got.
 

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Philly doesn’t seem at all realistic in terms of assets to give back. So, let’s say Boston offers Jaylen, Grant, White, etc. Which team(s) can beat that to appease the Nets, who would also be willing? Maybe Ayton plus is close enough for them? Booker would be, but I doubt Phoenix does that, unless maybe it convinces Ayton to stay. Who else? Would Minnesota want to give up KAT? Don’t think that makes sense for them, timing-wise.