Brooklyn Nets do not value Andrew Wiggins and Jordan Poole as centerpieces in a potential trade deal with the Warriors for Kevin Durant, as Zach Lowe said during a conversation with Warriors’ reporter Kendra Andrews in the latest episode of Lowe Post.
That’s where you would negotiate. You would end up keeping a Kuminga or a Moody. The issues are Wiggins and Simmons. You run into the designated rookie fiasco,” Lowe said during his conversation with Andrews. (h/t Hoopshype)
“The intel I have is that the Nets are not super high on Wiggins or Poole as sort of centerpiece players. Then you get to the other guys who are relatively unproven in the NBA,” he concluded.
In any case, the Warriors will have to give up a lot to make the trade and even then, you have to make the Nets believe they’re getting a fair return, if there is one for a player like Kevin Durant.
If the Warriors and Nets were to come to some sort of framework agreement on a massive trade, the main pieces going back to Brooklyn certainly would have to be first-time All-Star Andrew Wiggins and 2021-22 breakout star Jordan Poole.
In addition to possibly some combination of Jonathan Kuminga, James Wiseman and Moses Moody, along with a load of future first-round picks. Lowe’s report is coming two day after Warriors’ GM Bob Myers said that he likes what his team has.
“I like our team and where it’s at,” Myers told NBA.com at Wednesday’s ESPY Awards. “I want to give the guys a chance to do it again. We kept most of it together, but we have to stay healthy.
As of now, a Warriors-Durant reunion does not seem to be in the cards as Golden State prepares to defend the 2022 NBA title.