Miami Heat Rumors: Nets Looking “Biggest” Return Ever For Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets shoots against Bam Adebayo #13 of Miami Heat at Barclays Center(Photo by Michelle Farsi/Getty Images)
Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets shoots against Bam Adebayo #13 of Miami Heat at Barclays Center(Photo by Michelle Farsi/Getty Images) /

The Miami Heat are in, somewhat, of a time vortex. Well, that’s the way it seems, at least.

While it was just last week that Kevin Durant officially requested a trade out of Brooklyn, after Kyrie Irving was set to return and before the reports suggested the Miami Heat and the Phoenix Suns to be his top two preferred destinations, it seems like so long ago that all this has happened.

Now, that could be due to several factors.

One of them could be the perceived lack of movement by the Miami Heat in free agency. They did just bring Caleb Martin back on a good deal for both sides, while they kept Dewayne Dedmon and Victor Oladipo immediately in the fold as the moratorium period got underway.

Having to maintain flexibility, of sorts, while the Kevin Durant Sweepstakes plays out, they haven’t done a ton of moving and shaking to fill holes and further improve the team.

Well, things might be about to change and not just with the Miami Heat—but the entirety of the NBA.

Here is the latest on the situation up in Brooklyn from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Finally, something close to traction.

The Miami Heat will look to stay firmly in the race for Kevin Durant. However, they’ll have to help put together the largest return in NBA trade history.

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While the entirety of the above spew is intriguing, here is the part that stands out the most.

Woj Speaks about the assets that Brooklyn is said to be looking for, which he describes as “immense” and proceeds:

"You saw, I think, part of the baseline set in the Rudy Gobert trade, in essentially five first-round picks. And that would only be part of the return Brooklyn would want. You know, they want high-level players, perhaps an All-Star, and then more players.They think should look like one of the biggest trade returns in league history because there’s never been quite a player like Kevin Durant on the market."

Woj would close the report by insinuating that things would begin to come together more rapidly, perhaps and at least, more solidly as the teams descended upon Las Vegas for NBA Summer League action.

As stated in the report, there has never been a guy like Kevin Durant available in this manner, so you knew the package would be a hefty one. In thinking about it that way, one also had to assume that it would be multiple teams involved.

Now, what that means for any team, in particular, is a total game of musical chairs at the moment because it will always be all about what’s the most talent Brooklyn can get back.

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Hopefully, the Miami Heat are still heavily in the mix, but with news like this, the package that they would have to send out to even be in the game will be just as big a conversation as actually acquiring Kevin Durant is.