It is impossible to ignore the fact that one of the best players in basketball history is ready to leave his current team. Since Kevin
It is impossible to ignore the fact that one of the best players in basketball history is ready to leave his current team. Since Kevin Durant showed his willingness to leave the Brooklyn Nets, there have been countless NBA rumors that have arisen around their possible destination. In the first instance, it was the Suns and the Heat who showed the most interest, but at this time, it seems that the bid can be waged between the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors. The Canadians have compelling arguments to negotiate for the signing of KD and seek the ring again, but from the management they will have to do a great job economically and sportingly to balance everything. This is the most they could offer, according to nbaanalysis.net.
Needless to say, the piece most coveted by the Nets would be Scotty Barnes, and its inclusion would greatly pave the way for the transfer to take place. However, the Raptors have been adamant about this, declaring the second-year player totally non-tradeable this coming season. Thus, his only options would be for the summer to progress and KD to show an open opposition to compete, declaring himself in absentia and showing his firm decision to leave the Big Apple. In such a case, and if there are no offers that convince the Nets to be able to compete, that is, an All Star in return, their offer would convince them since it would give them room to rebuild in the medium term.
Scottie Barnes would pave the way for Durant’s arrival, but the Raptors refuse to transfer him
And it is that the Canadians would be willing to offer four first rounds of the Draft (2023, 2025, 2027 and 2029), as well as two exchanges of picks that they have with other franchises. In addition to that, they would include Khem Birch, Gary Trent and OG Anunoby in the package, providing Brooklyn Nets of solvent players with a future, who would accompany the reconstruction process and would be key to it. It will be interesting to see if Toronto Raptors remains adamant about Barnes leaving, because if he changes his mind, Kevin Durant could be really close to signing for the Canadian franchise. Interesting weeks ahead.