How a potential Kevin Durant trade to Toronto Raptors could look Sportsnaut

We’ve seen a few dominoes fall already this NBA offseason, but there’s still one massive blockbuster expected to come in the next few weeks. With Kyrie Irving being given permission to shop for a new team, a Kevin Durant trade will likely follow soon after.

With Durantula on the trade block, nearly every team in basketball is expected to reach out to the Nets at least on a surface level to gauge the trade cost. One of those teams, is expected to be the Toronto Raptors, who Adrian Wojnarowski noted as a team that’s “lurking” for Durant.

So let’s look at what a potential Kevin Durant trade to the Raptors could look like. But first, explaining why the Raptors shouldn’t be overlooked as the hunt for Durant heats up.

Masai Ujiri, Toronto Raptors have experience at blockbuster

It’s not just about the fact that Kevin Durant is a top-20 NBA player, which should cause every team in the league to have some interest in making him the new face of their franchise. For the Raptors, and president/general manager Masai Ujiri, making a blockbuster trade isn’t something they’re afraid to do, and they have a history of doing so.

Back in 2018, Ujiri made the decision to trade DeMar DeRozan, a fan favorite, for Kawhi Leonard, with a strong understanding that Leonard might just leave in free agency at the end of the year anyway. Which is exactly what happened, but not before the Raptors won the first NBA Championship in franchise history.

Basically, if Ujiri and Co. feel the Raptors are just a Kevin Durant away, he won’t hesitate to put together the best trade package needed to get a deal done.

Author: Lucy Green