The Miami Heat are in a very tedious situation right now. While the pursuit of improving their team is always front and center, things are a bit on a standstill at the moment as all eyes in the NBA world are on Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets.
Surely looking to get in the draw, with the Miami Heat and Suns apparently his top two favorite destinations via trade, the Miami Heat haven’t really been active on other fronts since news broke that Durant wanted to leave Brooklyn.
As the free agent market begins to shrink, especially for your first and second tier options, the Miami Heat should now add prime talents via the commercial market.
Kevin Durant is definitely a big part of that mix. Well, at least you hope so.
Or has the commercial market already deducted them from this? Specifically, did the Brooklyn Nets kick them out of that market?
The Miami Heat are in the midst of a bidding war and a fact-finding mission over Kevin Durant, sure. Did the Nets knock them out of the market?
It has become common knowledge that the Nets are looking for one of, if not the biggest, comebacks in NBA history when it comes to a Kevin Durant deal.
Indeed and via Vincent Goodwill on by Chris Haynes Posted Podcast, he had the following to say about a particular request from Brooklyn in exchange for Durant.
Brooklyn came to Minnesota and said, “We want Karl-Anthony Towns, we want the Ant Man, and we want four draft picks.”
wow! What a demand, but that’s to be expected given Kevin Durant’s talent.
Although it may not be the exact At the current rate, you can expect that to cost a team quite a bit of their most illustrious players or assets. The Miami Heat have the parts to make this type of offer, it’s just a question of whether they want to give up those parts.
That’s the question.
Also, the safe assumption is that whenever a deal materializes, it will involve multiple teams. This benefits teams like Miami, who might not want to include all of their core plays to send to the Nets or want to be able to move other plays that translate into value for other teams.
It’s quite a flowing storyline, which is ironic with the lack of movement. So, while the Miami Heat aren’t exactly Fixed price market for Kevin Durant, the buy-in will not be small.