Nets Dismiss Warriors ‘Poole, Wiggins in Durant Trade Talks

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Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry celebrate during Game 2 of the 2018 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Golden State Warriors and Brooklyn Nets have discussed a deal to bring Kevin Durant back to the Bay Area, but roadblocks exist.

First, there are some young players the Nets want in any deal the Dubs aren’t ready to part with. Second, there are some top Golden State performers who might be willing to ship to Brooklyn, whom the Nets have dismissed as insufficient “hub” in a hypothetical Durant deal.

Zach Lowe and Kendra Andrews ESPN’s went into the Durant discussions between the Warriors and the Nets as part of the “Lowe Post” podcast on Friday, July 22. During their conversation, Lowe revealed his sources within the Nets organization has made it clear that the franchise has serious doubts about both Jordan Poole and Andrew Wiggins as the main wins they are likely to get to bring Durant back to his old team. .

“The information I have is that the Nets are not as high as Wiggins or Poole,” explains Lowe. “Then you meet other people who are relatively unproven in the NBA. So I don’t know if there’s ever really a deal out there that the Nets will do. Obviously, you have to explore it if you are Warriors.”

Of the two, Poole will probably be considered the more prizewinner for most teams at 23 and only sign a second contract after next season, in contrast to Wiggins, 27, who will be looking for a second payday his three at the same time and will earn significantly more than Poole next year.

Wiggins is essentially essential to any deal the Warriors can make for Durant, however, the team will need his $33.6 million salary in 2022-23 to make up for it. main.

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Warriors are not interested in mortgaging Durant’s entire future

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beautiful picturesAndrew Wiggins (left) and Jordan Poole (right) of the Golden State Warriors.

Andrews, the Warriors curator for ESPN, added that her sources inside that organization say the team is not interested in selling off all of its young talent in order to reunite Durant with the likes of Steph Curry , Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green — a cast that looked unbeatable in good health, as they took Golden State to three consecutive NBA Finals and won consecutive titles in 2017 and 2018.

It seems like… not really taking the Warriors seriously, they’re not really willing to give up all the parts they would be required to give up in order to get Kevin Durant.

Those are all their young pieces: James Wiseman, Jordan Poole, Jonathan Kuminga, Moses Moody, Andrew Wiggins will have to go, future draft picks will have to go – that’s all.

And as we just talked about, those are the players – especially when they lost Gary Payton II and Otto Porter Jr. – those are the players who become even more important not only in their future but also in their present.

Warriors GM Bob Myers is about to close with a Durant deal

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Getty(Left to right) Andre Iguodala, Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry and Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors celebrate after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4 of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 8, 2018 in Cleveland , Ohio. (Photo by Justin K. Aller / Getty Images)

The personnel obstacles to trading for Durant on both the Warriors and Nets sides of the equation make a deal unlikely.

And if hard evidence isn’t enough, Golden State’s general manager, Bob Myers, spoke in discreet language about the possibility of no deals for Durant while at ESPY’s last week, hosted by Curry and released. airs on Wednesday, July 20.

“I like our team and its location. I wanted to give the boys a chance to do it again,” Myers told’s Mark Medina. “It was a good group. We are so lucky. It will be fun to watch. We actually went hunting last year. Now I guess we’re back to being the hunted, which I didn’t think we would. We shall see. I think we can handle it.” Nets Dismiss Warriors ‘Poole, Wiggins in Durant Trade Talks

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