The Memphis Grizzlies are the sixth favourite to acquire Kevin Durant in a trade from the Brooklyn Nets, per BetOnline.ag.
The Grizzlies are currently +1200 on the betting site’s most recent odds for where Durant will play if it’s not for the Nets next season.
Even though a deal is probably unlikely given those odds, they do demonstrate that there is some opportunity.
Below is everything we know about Ja Morant possibly teaming up with a 12-time NBA all-star.
Ja Morant teaming up with 12-Time NBA all-star
Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted on Saturday, 30th June 2022 that Durant had asked the Nets for a trade. Woj: “Kevin Durant made the trade request directly to Nets owner Joe Tsai today, sources tell ESPN.”
He’s still with the Nets as of Wednesday, 3rd August. Because of All-Star guard Ja Morant, the Grizzlies would be among the top candidates to sign Durant. Durant and legendary guard Kyrie Irving linked together when Durant joined the Nets. Morant, though, would be an even better match.
He started in his first career All-Star Game at the age of 22 after leading the Grizzlies to the second seed in the Western Conference the previous season. The Memphis Grizzlies advanced to the NBA Playoffs’ second round before falling to Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors.
After Game 3, Morant suffered an injury and left the game and the series. The Grizzlies would be one of the top five teams picked to win the NBA Championship in 2023 if they could convince Durant to pair up with Morant.
Despite having a very strong team, the Grizzlies lack a true second star to Morant. In reality, if they were to get Durant, Morant would become the team’s second-best player, thus they ought to do every effort to accomplish so.
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