The clock keeps ticking, but we are still yet to see what will be the summer's biggest trade. Right now, it's probably the trade that sent Rudy Gobert to the Minnesota Timberwolves, but that spot will be taken by Kevin Durant the first chance he gets at being traded away from the Brooklyn Nets.
The trade market for Durant has seen active suitors but there just isn't a trade offer from any team that would justify the Nets trading away a top-5 player in the NBA with 4 years left on his contract. Considering the haul Utah got for trading Gobert, the offers for KD should be even more expansive.
One of the greatest players and executives in NBA history, Jerry West, has commented on the Durant situation. Fans may be a little disappointed, as West declared that he does not expect Durant to be moved this summer.
"He's a serious basketball player. This gut does not neglect his craft... People misread him. He's one of the greatest players we have ever seen. For him to want out, I can see why. Again, wherever he goes, for my best guess, he won't be traded. You can't give enough to get a guy like him... He's one of the greatest players to ever play the game. Period."
Just from a fan interest point of view, everyone is dying to see where Durant ends up. We rarely see players of this caliber request trades that end up actually materializing. This trade looks like a tough one to execute, but it is still keeping everyone champing at the bit for more news.
Jerry West has given an informed opinion on how situations like these play out. Considering we didn't see Philadelphia move Ben Simmons for cheap, it seems the Nets may hold on to Durant until they find a move that works for them.