Kevin Durant is one of the best players in the league, and he has recently made a trade request. There is no doubt that this is a move that made waves around the NBA, and many teams are likely lining up offers for Kevin Durant right now.
The Miami Heat were one of the teams that were listed on Kevin Durant's list of potential destinations, and there's no doubt that they would be a great fit for him. Jimmy Butler clearly needed some help offensively during the playoffs, and Kevin Durant would provide that.
Sean Deveney of Heavy.com has recently shared the words of an NBA executive, who believes that the Heat have the best offer for Kevin Durant, which would include Kyle Lowry, Duncan Robinson, and Tyler Herro.
“I think Lowry is the one to go if Miami moves forward on it,” one Eastern Conference executive told Heavy.com. “The Heat can’t match salary with the Nets for Durant, so they will have to send one of those three guys back. Lowry is the most expendable. If Lowry is in the deal, Miami could be in the best position to make a KD trade happen. You’re not going to give up Bam, and the Nets do not want Butler with his age (32) and his contract (Butler is just entering a four-year, $140 million extension with the Heat). So, you can do Lowry and the guys they were going to give for James Harden, (Duncan) Robinson and Tyler Herro, and I am not sure the Nets are going to get a better deal than that.”
While the executive may believe this, there are definitely teams that could potentially offer more than what he's suggesting. One of those teams is the Toronto Raptors, who believe they have the best possible package for Kevin Durant.
There is no doubt that Kevin Durant teaming up with Jimmy Butler on the Miami Heat would be insane. We will see if Pat Riley is able to pull that off, but there's obviously still a chance that Kevin Durant ends up going to another team.