'Very preliminary' trade discussions between Pelicans and Nets for Kevin Durant?

'Very preliminary' trade discussions between Pelicans and Nets for Kevin Durant?

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'Very preliminary' trade discussions between Pelicans and Nets for Kevin Durant?

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Windhorst hinted that there have been discussions and Lopez said he “assumes” there have been talks. But both said it would probably be, at this point, very preliminary. Windhorst: “I don’t know what they’re offering. Maybe they haven’t offered him yet but if you put Griff (David Griffin, EVP of the Pelicans) on the stand and ask, ‘did you offer Brandon Ingram?’ he’d say, ‘No, your honor that is not accurate, I suppose. I mean if they are having conversations, they have to know it would involve Ingram. They’re not taking, with all due respect, a hot package around CJ McCollum.” Lopez: “I assume that has been discussed. But of course If that was an offer there. If it was ‘offered.”
Source: Net Income @ NetsDaily

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Here’s where Kevin Durant, Deandre Ayton, Phoenix #Suns and Brooklyn #Nets chatter stands right now (w/videos) #NBAFreeAgency azcentral.com/story/sports/n… via @azcentral5:55 PM
Jake Fischer @JakeLFischer
Really learned a lot talking Utah Jazz with @Andy Larsen, and you will too.
Full episode of ‘Please Don’t Aggregate This’ is now live on @getcallin, Apple, Spotify.
Plenty of additional convo on Kevin Durant, Brooklyn, Wolves, Hawks and much more: callin.com/link/kNKbcSmnML5:53 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
I wonder how connected the Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving trades are going to be.
If the Nets are determined to take this into camp and beyond with Durant, does that take Kyrie off the table? The risk of doing so is much higher with Kyrie as an expiring contract with health risks – 5:37 PM
Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
Dunc’d On Prime: Kevin Durant Mock Trade w/ @Nate Duncan @DanFeldmanNBA
Get 35% off the monthly price with our Mock Offseason Total Access Sale: https://t.co/n4QLDCqWYd pic.twitter.com/HdwKraZrRC5:30 PM

The Ringer @ringernba
KD to the Pelicans? Will the Timberwolves help magnify Rudy Gobert’s strengths? Can Chet Holmgren be a franchise-altering talent?
@Kevin O’Connor: theringer.com/nba/2022/7/6/2…5:11 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
So who plays Christmas? Whatever team Durant is on..he’ll be playing the 25th ..who else do you have? 5 games..go for it. – 5:07 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
We’re going live now on @PHNX_Suns to talk Kevin Durant, Devin Booker and more! Join us:
youtu.be/MNXFkntRRJc5:00 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Dunc’d On Prime: Kevin Durant Mock Trade w/ @DanFeldmanNBA @Danny Leroux
Get 35% off the monthly price with our Mock Offseason Total Access Sale: https://t.co/XSgwN6BUIK pic.twitter.com/9esF2jOToT4:30 PM

Kevin Durant @KDTrey5
July 29th…Point Gods. @boardroom @Showtime pic.twitter.com/LI6euV0aS23:58 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
The walls at Summer League have reminders of the guys who played here before. Like Jimmy Butler, Kevin Durant and Donovan Mitchell. pic.twitter.com/schxJnvJSN3:05 PM

Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
Dunc’d On Prime: Kevin Durant Mock Trade w/ @Nate Duncan @DanFeldmanNBA
Get 35% off the monthly price with our Mock Offseason Total Access Sale: https://t.co/n4QLDC9m6F pic.twitter.com/AvNTSWykTk2:30 PM

Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
“I want a cornerstone piece.”
@adaniels33 tells @Rick Kamla that Sean Marks needs to make sure the Nets get a huge return for KD. pic.twitter.com/4CbwpK18o12:30 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Ayton contract offers reportedly hung up by Durant trade negotiations nba.nbcsports.com/2022/07/06/ayt…2:20 PM
Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Column: Why Kevin Durant can’t afford to misplay this summer, and why his trade request left him, not the Nets, facing the most pressure @PostSports washingtonpost.com/sports/2022/07…2:15 PM
Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Kevin Durant should consider New Orleans, how Rudy Gobert fits in Minnesota, Chet Holmgren’s big Thunder debut, and more on @ringer: theringer.com/nba/2022/7/6/2…12:53 PM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
Why hasn’t Kevin Durant been traded yet?
@Amin Elhassan explains why it comes down to Kevin Durant’s preferred destinations. #NetsWorld pic.twitter.com/jBtoSIATqd12:04 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Dunc’d On Prime: Kevin Durant Mock Trade w/ @DanFeldmanNBA @Danny Leroux
Get 35% off the monthly price with our Mock Offseason Total Access Sale: https://t.co/XSgwN6kjka pic.twitter.com/82GkxQw1qL12:00 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
New: There’s no clear resolution to the Kevin Durant trade demand in sight. Why that’s probably good news for the Celtics masslive.com/celtics/2022/0…11:47 AM
Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
Dunc’d On Prime: Kevin Durant Mock Trade w/ @Nate Duncan @DanFeldmanNBA
Get 35% off the monthly price with our Mock Offseason Total Access Sale: https://t.co/n4QLDC9m6F pic.twitter.com/akMdwTJnkd11:00 AM

Jake Fischer @JakeLFischer
Stepping inside the Kevin Durant-Deandre Ayton offseason vortex @BR_NBA: bleacherreport.com/articles/10041…10:42 AM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Jumping on @AZSports in five minutes to talk KD/Kyrie/Nets. – 10:41 AM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
NEW @TheCrossover Pod w/@Howard Beck
▪️ Deep dive into the Jazz-‘Wolves deal
▪️ Will reloaded Boston make a run at KD?
▪️ Should the Nets bring KD and Kyrie back?
Links: bit.ly/2w1G5e210:00 AM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Good morning #NetsWorld: Can the Nets build a roster good enough to make Kevin Durant want to stay in Brooklyn? It sure looks like they’re trying, but the job’s not done just yet.
nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…9:38 AM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Highest career postseason scoring averages in NBA history (min. 30 games):
1. Michael Jordan: 33.4 points per game
2. Allen Iverson: 29.7 PPG
3. Kevin Durant: 29.5 PPG
4. Jerry West: 29.1 PPG
5. LeBron James: 28.7 PPG
6. Donovan Mitchell: 28.5 PPG
tommybeer.substack.com/p/the-case-for…9:26 AM
Steve Bulpett @SteveBHoop
— Rival GM and source have both concern and optimism for Malcolm Brogdon with @Celtics
— Remembering when Kevin Durant was intrigued by Celts (and Tom Brady)
— Opponents discuss @Minnesota Timberwolves‘ “big” gamble
bit.ly/3OEz7yN9:08 AM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
Will the Nets soon part ways with superstar Kevin Durant?
Despite the trade request, @TermineRadio would keep KD in Brooklyn if he were in charge
#NetsWorld pic.twitter.com/5fAZFdYhfT9:04 AM

John Hollinger @johnhollinger
ICYMI from the weekend: five Kevin Durant trades that makes *some* sense theathletic.com/3397313/2022/0…8:55 AM
Nick Wright @getnickwright
Massive @FTFonFS1 today… Brou has some news on KD & Kyrie and what the Nets might end up doing, Wildes is doing cartwheels over Chet & I’m debating whether or not the Lakers have currently a bottom 5 ownership group in the NBA.
Should be fun! – 6:24 AM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
New Dunc’d On Prime: Kevin Durant Mock Trades with @Danny Leroux @DanFeldmanNBA. Join us: duncdon.supportingcast.fm1:45 AM
NBA Kicks @NBAKicks
👀 @Chet Holmgren makes his #NBASummer debut in the Nike KD 15! #NBAKicks pic.twitter.com/49xkYTGqfs12:30 AM

Nick DePaula @NickDePaula
Chet Holmgren makes his debut with #7 and the KD 15s 👀👀 pic.twitter.com/riFVns6WCe10:31 PM

Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Chet Holmgren for Durant straight up. Who says no?! – 10:08 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Guys, I can report that Chet Holmgren is better defense Kevin Durant – 9:46 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
KD has requested a trade to the OKC Thunder Summer League team – 9:22 PM
Jake Fischer @JakeLFischer
New story @BR_NBA tomorrow before the moratorium concludes at noon ET.
Then, excited to be joined by @Andy Larsen on @getcallin to talk Rudy Gobert trade, its impact on the Kevin Durant market, Utah’s future, plus we’ll take your questions:
callin.com/link/kNKbcSmnML9:20 PM
Mike Mazzeo @MazzNYC
Per Caesars: Among all NBA title bets placed today at Caesars Sportsbook, a seismic 77% of the total number of tickets and 94% of the total dollars wagered are on the Nets: down to 30-1 from 50-1 amid report KD-Kyrie could somehow possibly stay – 9:04 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Something I’m unclear on with the Durant trade request. It’s because of how the Nets treated Kyrie Irving? Like, he’s so close with Kyrie and back him and didn’t like how the Nets treated/handled Kyrie? – 7:24 PM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
Cleaning up a hard drive and found this Kevin Durant commercial from his rookie season, which aired during a Rockets game. Seems like it applies today. pic.twitter.com/DUt4sqic0L7:23 PM

Christian Clark @cclark_13
Covering Zion’s extension and KD on @FromTheWingPod tonight – 7:00 PM
Mark Deeks @MarkDeeksNBA
Durant and Irving situations being the obvious exceptions, I don’t think there’s much more to do. There’s little in the way of malcontents, bad deals, obvious rotation holes, etc. We might get Tobias/John Collins deals in the aftermath, but I don’t see anything seismic coming in. – 6:47 PM
Eric Smith @Eric__Smith
30 minutes away from the latest #SmithAndJones on @FAN590. We’ll dive into the #NBA off season & free agency, the #Raptors, KD and more. Plus, a ton on @CanBball & more. Join us at 7pm ET.
If you miss the show live, make sure you download the podcast later 👍 pic.twitter.com/UOSjHgpdZf6:34 PM

Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Say you’re the Raptors and you can get Durant by trading two of FVV/Siakam/Anunoby (with picks and such). Which of the three would you want to keep?
Siakam is the best player. FVV has the most complementary skill set. OG is the youngest, cheapest and has the most room to grow. – 6:34 PM
Bill Simmons @BillSimmons
Why KD is way more likely to stay in Brooklyn than land in Toronto in a mega deal. pic.twitter.com/xdKw9KPf0h6:07 PM

Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
The addition of Roby also gives the Spurs a full boat of 15 contracts (I am assuming Gallinari is waived soon).
Their boucoups salary cap space remains a prime dumping ground for teams hoping to clear salary for, let’s say, Kevin Durant and/or Kyrie Irving. – 5:47 PM
Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA
Last time TJ Warren was healthy, he averaged 19.8 PPG and shot 57.5% on 2s and 40.3% on 3s. Since 2010, only 6 others have done that: Steph Curry, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, KAT, MPJ and John Collins.
@NekiasNBA on the Nets’ low-risk, high-reward move:
basketballnews.com/stories/nba-ne…5:33 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Going live on @PHNX_Suns in 2 minutes to talk about the latest with Kevin Durant and the Suns’ 3 new additions! Join us:
https://t.co/9sE6G3pru6 pic.twitter.com/AWDQ5wbzGv4:58 PM

Greg Dickerson @gregdickerson13
Chris Broussard has racial reason why Kevin Durant wouldn’t go to Toronto nypost.com/2022/07/05/chr… via @nypostsports
@Chris Broussard apologizing in 3….2…1…. – 4:54 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
KD after he saw Harden escape Kyrie/Brooklyn pic.twitter.com/VMzHb7LOEh4:47 PM

Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Woj says the Raptors still represent the least complicated trade option for Brooklyn and are staying involved in the KD conversations but the Nets are in no rush. pic.twitter.com/MDDS2NmBqP3:57 PM

Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
🚨 New Dubs Talk 🚨
Myself and @Monte Poole talk Gui Santos, Moses Moody, Donte DiVincenzo and yes — the KD rumblings https://t.co/MnyiosFB7c pic.twitter.com/FDEtboJ2ec3:07 PM

Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
If the Raptors traded Scottie for KD and won a title but Scottie went on to become a multi-time All-NBA player would it have been worth it? – 2:36 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Let’s say the Nets decide to keep KD into the season…
Does Phoenix bring back Ayton in anticipation of another chance at trading for Durant? They can’t risk the asset if Durant is still on the table right? – 2:12 PM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
Listen to today’s episode of The Starting Lineup with @Frank Isola & @Mitch Lawrence on Pandora!
🏀 Kevin Durant’s Future
🏀 #NBAFreeAgency
pandora.app.link/akU72h5vYmb1:28 PM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
“You’re trading Kevin Durant with no contract issues”
@Brian Geltzeiler explains why the #Nets need to wait for an “unprecedented haul” for Kevin Durant #NetsWorld pic.twitter.com/tNq3vkgwc51:13 PM

Jimmy Spencer @JimmySpencer
KD going to the ________ is most fun for NBA fans. – 1:06 PM

More on this storyline

Clutch Points: “Is there a path where we could see Kevin Durant returns to Brooklyn?” “Absolutely. Especially if this drags out and there’s not a deal found in the next month.” @Adrian Wojnarowski reports there’s certainly a scenario where KD and the Nets run it back. pic.twitter.com/opev2QDyj2 -via Twitter @ClutchPointsApp / July 6, 2022
Brooklyn privately maintains that it won’t trade Kevin Durant unless it gets a package in return that starts with a blue-chipper like New Orleans’ Brandon Ingram or Toronto’s Scottie Barnes … along with lots more attached to a theoretical deal than the absolute hauls San Antonio and Utah received in exchange for Murray and Gobert. -via marcstein.substack.com / July 6, 2022

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