Report: “High-Ranking” Members of the Sixers Would Engage Brooklyn in Kevin Durant Trade

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According to Ian Begley at SNY, the gold standard of baseball production, high-ranking people in the Sixers organization feel strongly about engaging in a trade with Brooklyn for Kevin Durant:

Something worth noting: As of earlier this week, there were high-ranking members of the Sixers who’ve felt strongly about engaging with Brooklyn on a Durant trade.

It is unknown if Brooklyn and Philadelphia have made any recent progress on a trade.

Previous reports stated that the Suns were at or near the top of the list of teams Durant would like to be traded to. An offseason trade to Phoenix seems unlikely due to the DeAndre Ayton signing. So what happens now? Well, it’s worth noting that, in addition to Boston, Durant also sees Philadelphia as another desired landing spot, per people familiar with the matter.

The Sixers would almost certainly have to include Tyrese Maxey in a trade for Durant. Given the dynamics at play, you’d think that Tobias Harris, Matisse Thybulle and other players/draft picks would be included.

Now who are these high ranking officials? I always wonder when people are getting this sourced information how it comes to them. Like does Ian Begley’s know someone who knows Josh Harris? Or do these high ranking members of the Sixers tell Ian that they’d love to trade for Kevin Durant because who wouldn’t want to pair two top-5 players in the world on one team?

All I know is this dad can’t wait for his kid to get home from camp so he can bum rush him with a camera and tell him the news: