NBA Insider Shuts Down Kevin Durant to Sixers Trade Rumors

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Kevin Durant and Steve Nash of the Brooklyn Nets look on during a game against the Miami Heat.

This week the August 8 reporting from Shams Charania of The Athletic shocked the basketball world with the news that the superstar presented Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai with an ultimatum in their meeting over the weekend. However, another shocking news piece came when the Philadelphia 76ers were named as a potential trade partner reuniting him once again with James Harden. 


Durant to Philadelphia Reports

On August 10, Ian Begley reported that Durant has Philadelphia at the top of his list of suitors “Durant also sees Philadelphia as another welcome landing spot, per people familiar with the matter,” Begley wrote

Reports on August 12, Sports Illustrated shared that there were “high-ranking members of the Sixers” that are interested in discussing a deal with the Nets for Kevin Durant. 

However, recently ESPN’s Front Office Insider, Bobby Marks, discussed why the deal might not be able to happen from a salary perspective. 


Marks: Durant and Philadelphia Deal ‘Doesn’t Make Sense at all’

As far as the other suitors for Durant, Philadelphia doesn’t have quite the trade package to send Brooklyn as the others. Sure, they could include Tyrese Maxey, but that