It's no secret that any team that has interest in acquiring Kevin Durant from the Brooklyn Nets will need to give up a massive haul in order to land the former league MVP. The Nets are well aware of their position on the negotiating table and despite KD's highly-publicized desire to leave, Brooklyn should still be able to make certain demands in any potential deal.
ESPN's NBA guru Adrian Wojnarowski has confirmed this notion. According to Woj, any team that wants KD will basically need to give up their entire future in order to bring the 12-time All-Star to their city:
“Brooklyn wants a massive group of draft picks back, first-round picks, pick swaps, and they also want an All-Star level player,” said Woj, via ClutchPoints on Twitter.
"Brooklyn wants a massive group of draft picks back, first-round picks, pick swaps, and they also want an All-Star level player."@wojespn on what the Brooklyn Nets want in return for Kevin Durantpic.twitter.com/7Ewu23jJyL
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) July 3, 2022
It is clear that any team that is interested in a potential blockbuster deal with the Nets for Kevin Durant has to be in win-now mode. This is exactly what KD brings to the table. Whichever team ends up snagging the 10-time All-NBA forward will instantly be propelled as a title contender. Such is the level of talent Durant brings with him.
It also follows, though, that any team that is willing to join the KD sweepstakes must be willing to give up the future of their franchise in exchange for the opportunity to compete for a title today. As per Woj, the Nets are looking at a massive haul of future draft picks in a potential deal as they now prepare to do a soft rebuild in their post-KD era. Brooklyn will still require an All-Star-caliber player in a potential deal, though, so it's not as if they're going to be tanking for the next couple of seasons.