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Insider Details How The Rockets Could Land Kevin Durant

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We haven’t even gotten to the NBA Draft, and the league is already in a frenzy.

The Mikal Bridges trade could have some major implications, and he might’ve been just the first domino to fall in a very eventful offseason.

That trade allowed Sean Marks and the Brooklyn Nets to flip some picks and get their selections back, all while putting the Houston Rockets in a privileged position as well.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Rockets could look to make a run for Kevin Durant.

Getting the Phoenix Suns’ first-round pick makes it ‘easier’ for them to go after the player they covet, and while the Suns are reportedly keen to keeping Durant for now, that could change next season.

The implications of the Rockets landing the Suns' picks? Houston wants to trade for Kevin Durant and that becomes far easier if they can return the Suns' picks that they gave up in the Durant deal to the Nets. Suns have said they're keeping Durant for now, but that could change…

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 26, 2024

Wojnarowski explained that, with this move, the Rockets pretty much control the Suns’ fate, as they could send those selections back to the desert to make them ‘whole’ again.

Truth be told, moving on from Durant would make perfect sense for Phoenix.

He’s not to blame for their shortcomings, and he’s still one of the best players in the league, but he’s the only star they can move.

Bradley Beal has a no-trade clause, and it’s not like anyone would want to trade for him anyway, given his big contract and history of injuries.

As for Devin Booker, he’s their homegrown talent and youngest star, so he should be off-limits.

Durant and Ime Udoka really enjoyed their time together, and the Rockets want to make a push now, not in the future.

Will they make it happen? We shall see.

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