The Golden State Warriors are reportedly among the teams interested in trading for Kevin Durant. Could a reunion be in store?
Marc Spears, a Senior NBA Writer for ESPN, hinted on a radio spot Sunday morning that the Dubs could be in play for KD.
Durant requested a trade out of Brooklyn earlier this week, and the Nets seem inclined to oblige. With that in mind, Durant’s preferred destinations are reportedly the Miami Heat and Phoenix Suns.
Yet, Durant doesn’t have a no-trade clause, so why would Brooklyn trade him somewhere of his choosing, rather than whichever team gave them the best package of assets and draft picks?
Per Spears, the Warriors have interest in trading for Durant with the following trade package:
Add in the potential for a few draft picks going back Brooklyn’s way, too, and you can see why the Dubs would be able to put together the best trade package.
Now, this isn’t the exact trade package, it’s important to note. Spears was listing trade assets to try and describe what a deal might look like.
Would Warriors return hurt Kevin Durant’s legacy?
Yes, without a doubt. In the eyes of some, Durant’s two NBA titles are folly, anyway, because he joined a superteam. While that’s a little unfair, as Durant was a major part of those two title teams, KD did join the one team he couldn’t beat in the Western Conference playoffs.
In Brooklyn, he had a chance to prove he could win without them. Unfortunately, that did not go according to plan, and now Kyrie Irving has the nuclear codes.
The Dubs are not Durant’s preferred destination at this point, but they remain an option just like the other 29 teams in the NBA. The only difference is they have history with KD, and the trade assets to make a deal happen.