Brooklyn Wants Players for
While the Brooklyn Nets apparently desire to deal Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in order to remain competitive rather than rely on draught picks, it is possible that they are open to doing so.
On the Hoop Collective podcast, ESPN's Brian Windhorst stated, "I am told that the Nets are prioritising getting players back in this deal,
that they want the prime assets in this trade to be a star player or high-level star player, that they're not focused on draught picks, although I'm sure they want draught picks too" (2:25 mark).
Over the past week, the Nets have been looking into Durant trades, but it doesn't seem like any of them have come close to being completed.
With four years left on his deal and a 12-time All-Star, Brooklyn is anticipated to throw a wide net throughout the league in an effort to secure the best offer for him.
Given the harm done to Irving's reputation over the past year, it is understandable that his market has been more subdued. Los Angeles Lakers have frequently been suggested as a potential destination
however Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium claimed on the Pat McAfee Show that negotiations are currently "not gaining traction."