Over the last few hours, the biggest story about Durant revolved around the Memphis Grizzlies trying to acquire Durant with a slew of first-round draft picks.
According to inside reporting, that proposed package didn’t lead anywhere.
But it wasn’t just the Grizz trying to secure the superstar.
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As you can imagine, this deal also didn’t gain traction with Brooklyn.
It is becoming very clear that the Nets are not going to move on a trade for Durant unless the assets on the table are substantial.
It’s looking more and more likely that Durant will remain in Brooklyn.
Even a casual fan looking at the Hawks’ proposal could have seen it wasn’t going anywhere.
Remember, the Nets want a player at the level of Devin Booker in a Durant trade.
In fact, they want multiple players at that level.
In their mind, they see a package that will include at least one All-Star and another great player along with multiple first-round draft picks.
Simply put, Brooklyn wants the largest trade package in NBA history and they’ll accept nothing less.
They are more than comfortable with sitting on Durant and forcing him to either play or ride the bench in the months ahead.
Many teams in the league have tried to interest the Nets and many teams have failed.
Training camp is approaching and the new season is less than two months away.
NBA fans are prepared to see Durant back in Brooklyn.