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NBA Rumors: Joel Embiid Has Requested The 76ers To 'Exhaust Every Option' In Pursuit Of Trading For Kevin Durant

NBA Rumors: Joel Embiid Has Requested The 76ers To 'Exhaust Every Option' In Pursuit Of Trading For Kevin Durant

In the 2021-22 NBA season, the Eastern Conference looked very strong, thanks to the likes of the Brooklyn Nets and the Philadelphia 76ers. While the two teams might be rivals, they helped each other out in a way in the 2021-22 NBA season.

The 76ers were troubled throughout the first half of the season with their disgruntled star in Ben Simmons, who had already requested a trade. On the other hand, James Harden seemed fed up with the Nets super team experiment.

So the two teams exchanged their stars in a blockbuster trade. But it feels like the 76ers are ready to snatch another player from the Nets. 2x NBA champion, Kevin Durant, recently asked for a trade out of Brooklyn Nets.

KD has named his two favorable destinations as the Phoenix Suns and the Miami Heat. But there is a possibility that a third team might swoop in and provide the Nets the assets they are looking for in return for trading Durant.

That third team could very well be none other than the Sixers. With the star duo of Joel Embiid and James Harden already there, adding KD to the mix, it could finally end the championship drought for the 76ers.

While Durant hasn't commented on whether he wants to play for the Sixers, 2022 MVP candidate Joel Embiid has already urged his team to exhaust every option available to try trading for Durant.

"Source: It’s unclear whether Kevin Durant is interested in joining the 76ers, but Joel Embiid has made it clear to management that he wants them to exhaust every option in trying to acquire Durant."

Whether the 76ers can get the Nets to agree to trade KD is another matter. But this news has certainly entertained Joel Embiid. Right after the news broke, Embiid seemingly trolled his former teammate Ben Simmons on Twitter.

But will a trio of James Harden, Kevin Durant, and Joel Embiid be successful? On paper, it sure sounds scary, but that's what we all thought about the Nets, too, right? So who knows?