If this is true, my advice to Kevin Durant would be you are 33 years old, two-time champ, two-time Finals MVP, League MVP, and Olympic Gold Medalist who is on your way to being a billionaire, it is about time you stop caring some much what fans and media say about you.
According to WOJ who was just on Sportscenter, the Warriors winning the title and the wave of criticism and slander that has flooded onto Kevin Durant was partially to blame for him asking for a trade.
WOJ also states that Durant’s inability to secure Kyrie Irving a long-term contract made him want to leave.
Every team wants to trade for KD according to SI here are the best potential packages.
Memphis receives: Kevin Durant.
Brooklyn receives: Jaren Jackson Jr., Dillon Brooks, Xavier Tillman, their own unprotected first-round picks in 2024 and 2026, plus a top-four protected first-round selection via Golden State in 2024.
Los Angeles receives: Durant and Irving.
Brooklyn receives: Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook, Austin Reaves, 2027 first-round pick, 2029 first-round pick.
Another option for this trade: deal Davis (and the picks) for Durant straight up. But, in my opinion, there’s no scenario in which the Nets keep Irving around after trading KD. And because of his mercurial nature, short contract and Brooklyn’s desperation to get rid of him, Kyrie’s value will be low. This deal would benefit the Lakers because Durant is better than Davis, and LeBron is desperate to win now. (If he actually plays, Irving is also an upgrade over Westbrook.)
New Orleans receives: Durant.
Brooklyn receives: Zion Williamson, Jonas Valanciunas, Devonte’ Graham, Garrett Temple, the Lakers’ first-round pick in 2024 and Milwaukee’s first-round pick in 2027.
Toronto receives: Durant.
Brooklyn receives: Scottie Barnes, OG Anunoby, Gary Trent Jr., 2027 first-round pick, 2028 first-round pick swap, 2029 first-round pick.
Phoenix receives: Durant.
Brooklyn receives: Deandre Ayton, Mikal Bridges, 2024 first-round pick, 2026 first-round pick, 2028 first-round pick, and probably some swaps.
I think the Pelicans package might be the best deal what do you think?
Flip the page for WOJ speaking on how the Warriors destroyed KD and the NETS.