You could not miss the bombshell that fell on the NBA on June 30, a few hours before the opening of the Free Agency. Kevin Durant asked his franchise, the Brooklyn Nets, for his trade. But now the more important question is: where could it go? And how to carry out such a historic transfer? Right away, zoom on the Minnesota Timberwolves and their possibilities to recover KD.
Friday June 30, 2022, 8:49 p.m. French time, the explosion falls.
Kevin Durant wants to leave Brooklyn, time is running out and Coco wants to win more rings. After the time of the exploding thermometer, the entire TrashTalk editorial team has therefore asked themselves THE question that torments us all… but where the hell will KD pursue his career? To do this, and because we like to push the delirium as far as possible, we have collectively decided to look at all the NBA franchises. Yes yes, all the franchises: 29 detailed articles, with a quick overview of what could happen.
Make way for the Wolves of KAT, ANT and la Gobe!
# Why would Wolves go for KD?
We are not going to lie to each other, the moves of the last few days have drawn the near future of this Wolves team and the name of Kevin Durant has probably never been whispered in the spans of the Target Center. BUT the addition of such a player – as with 28 other franchises – takes you to another galaxy and is at least worth looking into, even for a few seconds. After the KG era, place in the KD era? We are probably a long way from that.
# Which players are unavailable?
- Anthony Edwards et Karl-Anthony Towns
We could have talked about Karl-Anthony Towns whose shift project at post 4 has become more than concrete with the arrival of Rudy Gobert, we could have talked, moreover, about Rudy Gobert and his huge contract which is difficult to move now , but KAT now has a contract extension which makes him non-transferable for a while and the real jewel of the house, the one that its leaders would kill fathers and mothers (it’s an image) to keep it… it is of course Anthony Edwards . Potential MVP in a few years and already among the most effective players in the League in his position in year 2, Anthony Edwards is not part of the Wolves project he IS the Wolves project alongside a Towns-Gobert duo ready to armor the racket.
# Which Wolves players could catch the Nets’ attention?
- Anthony Edwards, Karl-Anthony Towns, Jaden McDaniels
Anthony Edwards obviously, but we just told you that it will be a definite no. And Karl-Anthony Towns suddenly, because we should not forget that this awful zozo is still deliciously young and that he has everything to quickly become one of the best interiors in history, it calms down. Then Jaden McDaniels, another nugget freshly polished by the Wolves and who has the potential to quickly become one of the most badass Swiss Army knives in the entire League. A superstar in the making, a confirmed superstar and another who can very well take on the costume, that’s still a lot of potential candidates, isn’t it?
# Do they have Draft picks to offer them?
More ladies and gentlemen, because almost all the house picks have just left for Utah due to the acquisition of Rudy Gobert. Regardless, if Wolves have a package to use it lies more in the present than in the future.
Nets salary grid
Wolves’ ideal package:
- D’Angelo Russell
- Jaden McDaniels
- Naz Reid
- Jaylen Nowell
- 4 first draft rounds
Hey, he snores this package, doesn’t he? Beyond the feasibility of the thing, let’s say that the Wolves are able to offer one of the most beautiful suitcases in the entire NBA. Whether they want it is another story and we think we have the answer, but if we were Sean Marks we would almost consider the question of an offer. Because D’Angelo’s return to Brooklyn would come full circle while waiting for Kenny Atkinson to replace Steve Nash, while Jaden has the perfect profile for a young All-Star potential. It would be completely incongruous on Minny’s part, not now anyway, but in fact such an exchange would feel like a win-win, wouldn’t it?
Feasibility score: 2/10
Kevin Durant on the Minneapolis side? In fact, nothing is impossible and as a famous philosopher from Hérault said: it is by doing anything that you become anyone. To acquire KD the Wolves know in any case what they have to do. So, is it tempting or not?