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Zach Lowe says it’s not in the cards, but Warriors have ‘the absolutely ideal package to get Kevin Durant’

© Brad Penner | 2021 Nov 16

It’s unbelievable but it’s not, you know?

Kevin Durant has reportedly told the Brooklyn Nets he’d like to be traded, just a year after signing a four-year extension, and just three seasons after leaving Golden State. The request is the beginning of the end of a failed experiment in New York, that is likely to see both Durant and Kyrie Irving playing for different teams next year.

Now the question is, where? As mind-blowing as it would be, the Warriors don’t appear to be on Durant’s list of suitors, with reportedly little interest between the two parties. Ironically, they have one of the best packages to offer, according to ESPN’s Zach Lowe.

“Golden State has, ironically, the absolutely ideal package to get Kevin Durant,” Zach Lowe said on ESPN’s “NBA Today. “All the young players that didn’t play much in the playoffs, plus Andrew Wiggins, plus a bundle of picks. They have everything.”

“I don’t see that one potentially in the cards,” Lowe said.

Those young players would include Jonathan Kuminga, Moses Moody and James Wiseman, not to mention Golden State’s three picks in the most recent drafts. The Warriors have picks, young players, and a ton of stars, making them really an ideal suitor for any team looking to offload talent.

The thing is, the Warriors have enough talent as it is to win a title, so they will be more than content to stand pat and let the other chips fall.

 

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