Superstars Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin were mentioned in new trade rumors, as their destiny with their particular teams stays controversial streamer into a deadline.
Durant could leave Oklahoma City Thunder when he hits giveaway group this offseason, while Griffin might have held a madness of Los Angeles Clippers executives after punching an apparatus manager.
According to Ken Berger of CBS Sports, a Thunder could eventually confirm to trade Durant before a deadline on Feb. 18 if they consider they can't keep his services this summer, when a former Most Valuable Player becomes a giveaway agent.
If they are not assured of their chances of gripping Durant, Berger pronounced that a Thunder should make a call to a Clippers about a probable understanding involving Griffin.
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“If a Thunder are led to trust there’s a genuine possibility Durant would leave, their initial call should be to a Clippers, whose possess problems could benefaction a resolution for a Thunder — and a unfolding that positively would be improved than losing Durant for nothing,” Berger said.
However, before a understanding could get finalized, a Clippers would also need joining from Durant, who will be an unlimited giveaway representative in a offseason and is approaching to get offers from several teams. Recent reports indicated that a New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers and Washington Wizards will pursue Durant this summer.
It is value observant that a Clippers will usually approve a Durant-Griffin trade if Durant will determine to pointer a long-term agreement this summer. And as for Griffin, a Thunder will expected need a long-term joining as good since a luminary brazen binds a actor choice for a 2017-18 NBA season.
According to Berger, one source tighten to Griffin told him that it is uncertain if Griffin will like personification in Oklahoma City — his hometown — since of carrying too many distractions in a city.
NBA researcher Greg Anthony discussed a probable understanding during an talk with Madelyn Burke of Bleacher Report. Anthony pronounced that a Clippers will turn a improved group if a understanding will pull through, though a Thunder will not advantage from a deal. He resolved that a Thunder will usually make a pierce if Durant pushes for it.
“That is an doubtful scenario,” Anthony pronounced of a Griffin-Durant trade. “I don’t see it from a Thunder standpoint unless before a deadline Kevin Durant were to tell them there is now approach he is entrance back.”