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 Orlando Magic 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 Paolo Banchero’s Magic.
# Why would the Magic seek KD?
Because thanks to the very recent acquisition of first pick Paolo Banchero, and all the excitement that goes around, the Magic is positioning itself among the teams to watch next season, not to win 60 games in the year, not all away, but at least to become a franchise that weighs in people’s eyes again. By getting KD the Florida franchise would immediately become a franchise that weighs in people’s eyes, and by getting KD it would have the ambition to win 60 games in the year, right away, a kind of incredible acceleration of their process.
# Which players are unavailable?
The one who was called first by Adam Silver last Thursday during the Draft has just packed his bags in Orlando, and it’s not to leave in a trade, even with Kevin Durant. What do we say? It’s not that the Magic board will never sacrifice its jewel for KD, what we are saying is that PB is not part of the negotiations, period. There’s enough young people at the Amway Center to come up with packages for Durant, so please leave Paolo alone and knock on another door.
# Which Magic players could catch the Nets’ attention?
- Paolo Banchero, Franz Wagner, Cole Anthony, Jalen Suggs, Mo Bamba, Wendell Carter Jr., Jonathan Isaac
Hey, casually it’s been a lot of people and even if it’s hard to imagine Snaker leaving for Mickey… let’s recognize that in terms of potential, the Magic is one of the franchises able to excite Sean Marks the most and the Nets. One of the weakest rosters today but potentially one of the strongest in half a dozen years, tomorrow is far away said IAM but it’s already that said Souchon. In the event of negotiations between Orlando and Brooklyn there will be something to discuss, on all positions, but not sure that the phone will not ring here because no player really corresponds to the main profile sought by the Nets (Franz Wagner?), being given the question mark surrounding the majority of Orlando stars, including Banchero, Suggs and Isaac.
# Do they have Draft picks to offer them?
From the first round galore and a great deal of negotiation, because if the Magic today has a good face in CP class, the idea seems to be in Orlando to continue this project in the coming years.
Nets salary grid
The ideal Magic package:
- Markelle Fultz
- Jonathan Isaac
- To Bamba
- Anthony Cole
- Was Was
- 4 first draft rounds
- 2 exchanges of choice
- all season 4 of Paw Patrol on DVD – BlueRay
No Paolo Banchero then, no Franz Wagner either because the latter appears today as one of the only “proven” talents in Jamahl Mosley’s group. The ideal package? More ideal for the Magic than for the Nets lol, because it’s hard to imagine Orlando separating from one of the three very big cracks in the band (Banchero, Suggs, Wagner). So we send a lot of very injured guys, others whose talent is recognized but part-time, and we keep our fingers crossed that it bites… but let’s not dream
Feasibility score: 1/10
Kevin Durant on the Orlando 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 Magic knows in any case what they have to do. So, is it tempting or not?