Can the Hornets join in the hunt for Kevin Durant?

Can the Hornets join in the hunt for Kevin Durant?


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 in on the Charlotte Hornets and their possibilities in order 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 Hornets.

The situation of the Hornets

# Why would the Hornets go for KD?

Because for a few weeks in the life of the Hornets…it’s been a mess, and that’s the polite version. Miles Bridges had started by annoying his board on Insta and exceeded all possible limits recently by being guilty of domestic violence, Montrezl Harrell was caught with a suitcase of weed, the coach was fired in May before his replacement – Kenny Atkinson – finally backtrack to make way for… Steve Clifford, himself a former Charlotte coach, while the local draft has not convinced observers either. In short, nothing has been going well in Charlotte for two months and the arrival of Kevin Durant would finally allow the inhabitants of the city to smile. That’s why the Hornets would go for KD, and in any case it must be good… make KD laugh.

# Which players are unavailable?

He is the sun in the current penumbra of the Hornets. He has flow, he has a smile, he’s young and he’s good. No question of parting with the only reason to smile in town, the only man currently capable of keeping the Hornets fanbase breathing. Everything but not Ball ok?

# Which Hornets players could catch the Nets’ attention?

  • LaMelo Ball, Terry Rozier, Kelly Oubre Jr., Kai Jones, James Bouknight, PJ Washington and Mark Williams

Quite a few profiles actually. Because this Charlotte team is young, because it potentially has a mouthful, in the medium term, but a mouthful all the same. We think in particular of the very young Kai Jones or James Bouknight, whose personal project in the NBA has not really started yet, we think of the great Mark Williams, find of the last draft, and we also think of this fifou of Terry Rozier or , to a lesser extent, to Kelly Oubre Jr., who wears on his forehead the definition of the perfect asset in a trade as his madness is transposable almost everywhere. We are also setting up one for LaMelo Ball, but the Hornets will probably not let go, and we will also very briefly mention Miles Bridges, a case apart since we imagine that at the moment no franchise is interested for the reasons extra- sports you know.

# Do they have Draft picks to offer them?

Yes, but. Four in 2023 (but only one first round), three in 2024 (but only one first round), then usual lease the following years. In short, if Charlotte wants to seduce the Nets with draft picks she will literally have to go naked for the next six years.

Nets salary grid

Net salaries July 1, 2022

The ideal Hornets package:

  • Miles Bridges
  • james bouknight
  • Kai Jones
  • terry rozier
  • 4 first draft rounds
  • 2 exchanges of choice
  • What next

Sorry huh, ideal package yes, but ideal for whom? Three weeks ago we would almost have wondered about the feasibility of the thing, but the latest information from the Bridges file is absolutely not in favor of the player’s situation. On the court in any case here is a package that “could” work because Bridges is “THE” U25 All-Star level sought by Marks, and because Bouknight and Kai are good bets for the future. Terry Rozier is to plug the holes, and in any case to assess the possibility of seeing such a trade fall, we let you check the line below, the verdict is… final.

Feasibility score: 1/10

Kevin Durant on the Charlotte 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 Hornets know in any case what they have to do. So, is it tempting or not?

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