Zach Lowe: The nets are not high on Andrew Wiggins, Jordan Paul in Kevin Durant’s trade

A few weeks ago, there was grumbling that the Warriors had an interest in a huge trade to bring Kevin Durant back to the Bay Area. There is even a report that Dr. K. He was interested in the reunion.

But now, just over three weeks after Durant requested a deal from the Brooklyn Nets, all signs point to a Warriors deal not taking place.

If the Warriors and Nets reach some kind of framework agreement on a massive trade, surely the key pieces returning to Brooklyn should be first-time All-Star Andrew Wiggins and 2021-22 superstar Jordan Paul, as well as perhaps a mix of Jonathan Kominga and James Wiseman. and Moses Moody, if not all of them, as well as multiple first-round draft picks in the future.

But ESPN NBA analyst Zack Lowe thinks the Nets aren’t convinced the headlines in the pack are the stars they’re looking for in a Durant deal.

“That’s where you negotiate, because in the end you’re not going to give up on all these guys,” Lowe said during a conversation with Warriors reporter Kendra Andrews during the last episode of the podcast “The Lowe Post.” “That’s too many players to give up if you give up too many picks. By the way, the Warriors, for a good team, only owe one pick in the first round in the future. They owe Memphis via [Andre] Iguodala salary release [in 2019], which seems like eons ago. They are already set up for … they have more flexibility. Trade, not materially. Financially, they break all barriers, but have more flexibility in trading than most teams.

“That’s where you’re going to negotiate. You’ll end up keeping Kuminga or Moody. The issues are Wiggins and Simmons. You collide with certain rookie failures. The information I have is that the networks aren’t very high on Wiggins or Poole like some kind of pivot players. Then you reach To the other players who are relatively unproven in the NBA. So I don’t know if there was really a deal the Nets could have done. Obviously, you have to explore if bringing the Warriors back.”

Lowe’s reports come two days after Warriors head Bob Myers told NBA.com’s Mark Medina that he loves his roster as it is and wants to give them a chance to win another title together.

It’s unclear if Myers’ recent comments are an attempt to build up the young players in light of their name being mentioned in the trade rumours.

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And while the Nets feel about Wiggins and Paul, the Warriors are held in high esteem. Both have thrived in the Golden State system and culture, and they seem to be a big part of the team’s future.

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