What the Raptors could offer the Nets in a potential Kevin Durant trade

Nets superstar Kevin Durant is committed to Brooklyn as of right now, but with recent comments that Durant made to Bleacher Report’s Chris Haynes along with having requested a trade this past offseason, it’s possible that Durant could request another trade if this season starts going south.

Durant is a player that’s easy to speculate on because of this season has gone for the Nets as well as knowing how Durant can change his mind about something with the quickest of ease.

Even though nothing concrete has been reported as far as Durant being traded is concerned, it’s interesting to see what others envision as possible trades. Bleacher Report’s Eric Pincus gives his idea on what would be required for Durant to be traded to the Raptors:

“The chance to get Durant would inspire any team to give up its top prospect, correct? Not so fast. The market determines the price, and few teams have the combination of draft assets, young stars and matching salaries that appeal to the Nets like the Raptors.

Brooklyn might demand Barnes, but Toronto may have the best offer with OG Anunoby and multiple first-round picks (up to four available, along with three potential swaps). Durant, whose contract runs through 2025-26, is at $44.1 million for the current season. An acquiring team must send at least $35.2 million to match his salary.

The Raptors need to include additional players that could consist of key rotation pieces like Fred VanVleet, Gary Trent Jr. or a combination of role players and prospects like Precious Achiuwa, Malachi Flynn, Dalano Banton, Khem Birch, Thaddeus Young and/or Chris Boucher. But expect the Raptors to draw the line on Barnes.”

Durant to the Raptors is an interesting possibility that would change the directions of both franchises in a significant way.


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