The Brooklyn Nets have but to maneuver their disgruntled celebrity Kevin Durant. As Durant requested a commerce earlier within the offseason, the Nets made it clear that they wished a historic return for the star.
So far, the Nets haven’t had any luck discovering the correct deal. Sometimes, time heals all, however Durant continues trying to find a manner out as he reiterated to Brooklyn’s possession and entrance workplace that he desires to land elsewhere.
In the previous, the Phoenix Suns and the Boston Celtics had been linked as the highest suitors for Durant. While they’re nonetheless very a lot related within the Durant sweepstakes as the star ahead would welcome a commerce to their organizations — the Philadelphia 76ers are actually being linked to the previous MVP.
Are the Sixers Entering the Sweepstakes?
Ian Begley of SNY reported on Wednesday afternoon that there have been “high-ranking members of the Sixers who’ve felt strongly about engaging with Brooklyn on a Durant trade.”
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While entrance workplace personnel may need curiosity in partaking in commerce talks with Brooklyn, it stays unclear whether or not the Sixers and the Nets have began negotiating or not.
Either manner, it appears Durant is within the concept of probably becoming a member of the 76ers. According to Begley, Durant sees Philadelphia as “another desired landing spot.”
Durant’s reported curiosity in presumably becoming a member of the Sixers doesn’t come as a shock. Despite partaking in on-court trash discuss with Philadelphia’s star heart Joel Embiid, Durant has made it clear that he respects the MVP runner-up’s sport and even thought of Embiid his private MVP vote final yr.
In addition, Durant has a relationship with former Nets guard James Harden. While Harden and Durant’s relationship appeared rocky all through the 2021-2022 season, the 2 had been noticed hanging out collectively in London this previous weekend, which strongly signifies they’re on good phrases.
It would undoubtedly take a lot for the Sixers to accumulate Durant. Still, if Brooklyn is keen to have interaction in commerce talks with their Atlantic Division rivals, the Boston Celtics, then they’d seemingly reply the cellphone to barter with Daryl Morey and the Sixers as properly.
Justin Grasso covers the Philadelphia 76ers for All76ers, a Sports Illustrated channel. You can observe him for dwell updates on Twitter: @JGrasso_.