Trade Rumors: Durant, Irving, Lakers, Warriors, Sexton, Mavs

With almost three months until the start of the training camp, the nets Having time on their side and not in a hurry to complete trades they are involved in Kevin Durant and or Kyrie Irvingsaid ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski during a Sunday appearance at the SportsCenter (video link).

As Wojnarowski explains, the to sunbathe and heat — who are believed to be Durant’s preferred landing spots — “not really capable of making one-on-one deals with Brooklyn” and giving the Nets the pieces they want, so scenarios involving three or four teams are explored.

“The market is still taking shape” said Wojnarowski. “I think it’s on some of the other teams to be creative and bring ideas to Brooklyn, go out there and see if they can get players (and) picks that put together the package that it takes to get Kevin Durant .”

Referring to Irving, Wojnarowski described the point guard’s trade market as “slow”.

“The Lakers still have to be aggressive, I’m told, to put together a deal to get him out of Brooklyn.” said Wojnarowski. “It may come, it may evolve over time, but right now there isn’t really traction on deals with either Irving or Kevin Durant. They will evolve over time.”

Here are a few more rumors related to Durant and other top NBA trade contenders:

  • That warrior‘ Stars are not pushing the front office to take over Durant but would welcome such a deal if it did, writes The Athletic’s Marcus Thompson II. Still, citing multiple sources within the Warriors organization, Thompson insists that Durant’s reunion is “highly unlikely.” ESPN’s Marc J. Spears previously reported that Golden State was interested in a two-time Finals MVP.
  • While outsider They are rumored to have some interest in it Cavaliers Restricted Free Agent Guard Collin Kuester,’s Chris Fedor doesn’t see Dallas as a likely place to land. As Fedor explains on the Wine and Gold podcast (hat tip to HoopsHype), the Mavs have no room for caps and the Cavs aren’t attracted to the plays Dallas could offer in a sign-and-trade. Sign-and-trade acquisition of a player would also weigh heavily on the Mavs, who expect to be above the tax apron this season.
  • HoopsHype’s Yossi Gozlan ponders possible targets for Donovan Mitchell in case the jazz are willing to make him available, while The Athletic’s John Hollinger proposes five hypothetical trade packages for Durant.