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Surprise Team Wants To Trade For Kevin Durant

A surprise team has entered the Kevin Durant sweepstakes.

According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the Memphis Grizzlies have shown interest in teaming up Durant with star Ja Morant.

Via The Athletic

“Recently, a new team has shown interest in Durant: the Memphis Grizzlies, league sources tell The Athletic. Fresh off a 56-win season, the Grizzlies have made new inquiries to the Nets about Durant, those sources added. Memphis has five first-round draft picks available (four unprotected selections of its own and one protected via Golden State in 2024) to utilize in a trade as well as young players like Jaren Jackson Jr., Desmond Bane, Ziaire Williams, Brandon Clarke, Kennedy Chandler and David Roddy.”

“Moments after The Athletic reported that Durant had requested a trade back in June, a tweet from Grizzlies star Ja Morant caught a lot of attention for its obvious pro-Durant sentiment.”

The Grizzlies have a slew of first-round picks but apparently don’t want to include Jaren Jackson Jr. or Desmond Bane in a trade.

The Celtics are still the frontrunners in a trade for Durant because they’re reportedly offering Jaylen Brown in exchange for the Nets star.