The Philadelphia 76ers were among the many teams to touch base with the Brooklyn Nets about a potential trade for Kevin Durant or Kyrie Irving, but "nothing happened there," a source told Brian Lewis of the New York Post. Durant sent shockwaves throughout the NBA when he requested a trade from the Nets last week, and it makes sense for the 76ers to at least see if a deal is possible. However, the return package must be big in order to land a 12-time All-Star with four years left on his contract.
The Brooklyn Nets have signed guard Alondes Williams to a two-way contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. Williams (6’5”, 210) spent the 2021-22 season as a graduate student at Wake Forest, appearing in and starting 35 games and registering averages of 18.5 points on 50.7 percent shooting from the field, 6.4 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.2 steals in 34.1 minutes per game.
USC and UCLA’s bolt for the Big Ten, Kevin Durant’s possible Brooklyn exit and golf’s LIV tour show that major names are on the move