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Nets Need To Include Ben Simmons In A Kevin Durant Trade For Many Young Stars: Luka Doncic, Joel Embiid, Devin Booker And More

Nets Need To Include Ben Simmons In A Kevin Durant Trade For Many Young Stars: Luka Doncic, Joel Embiid, Devin Booker And More

After Kevin Durant requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets, everybody said something different about the veteran forward. From fans blasting him and Kyrie Irving, analysts trying to find an explanation for his decision, and more people trying to find out where he'll play next. 

Many teams have reportedly inquired about Durant's availability, but the Brooklyn Nets are still studying their options. Right now, a host of young players could find their way to Brooklyn, but one rule could prevent the Nets from landing these stars unless they include another superstar in their trade packages. 

Recently, it was discovered that Ben Simmons must be included in a potential move if the Nets want to land at least one of 10 NBA stars. Some of them have been linked with the team recently, so this is a big blow for the franchise. 

Unless Ben Simmons is included in a potential deal, the Nets can't trade Kevin Durant for these young stars because of the NBA's Designated Rookie Extension rule:

Andrew Wiggins

Joel Embiid

Devin Booker

Karl-Anthony Towns

Jamal Murray

Bam Adebayo

Trae Young

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Luka Doncic

Michael Porter Jr.

This changes almost everything for the Nets, who reportedly want one young star in exchange for KD. Durant will demand a big return for the Nets, and recent reports suggest that they will need a third team to complete this trade. The situation gets more complicated by the day and it's hard to see what will happen with KD this offseason. 

It would be crazy to see him start the season with the Nets, but the offseason just started. The Nets have big opportunities to make business with their player and see what team can offer the right package for them. Time will tell how this situation plays out, but this saga gets more interesting every day.