The Philadelphia 76ers have been interested in trading for Kevin Durant in the past and now it is happening yet again. According to an Eastern Conference exec who spoke with Sean Deveney of Heavy Sports, the Sixers remain interesting in acquiring Durant.
“There is no doubt the Sixers have asked on Durant, they did in the summer, and will keep asking about him,” the anonymous NBA exec explained. “But the Nets are going to be a little put off by them already because of the Ben Simmons thing because they feel like they were set up to give away James Harden all along. So the Sixers burned them once, do the Nets want to go back and say, OK, sure, we’ll do a KD deal, too.”
Tyrese Maxey would most certainly need to be in the mix for in a trade for Kevin Durant. Would the Sixers be interested in parting with Maxey?
Maxey, Tobias Harris, and Matisse Thybulle would work, but the Nets would not get any picks in the deal because Philly can’t offer any right now. If that is all that is on the table, Brooklyn would have to pass,” the unnamed exec added.
Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant is optimistic despite the team’s 6-9 start to the season. Photo courtsey of Ezra Shaw/Getty Images