The Toronto Raptors have been a potential contender to field Kevin Durant, but they have refused to involve Scotty Barnes in any trade talks.
The Toronto Raptors have been a potential contender to field Kevin Durant, but they are making it clear that they will not trade Scotty Barnes for him.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Raptors are still considered one of the most serious threats despite not trading their young star player.
Brooklyn Nets are bargaining hard for Durant. However, the Raptors have the potential to create a decent business package. He is considered a top contender along with the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat.
Despite refusing to trade Barnes to Toronto, they are reluctant to take any action when the opportunity comes to land Durant.
The Raptors are hesitant to take any action when the opportunity arises for Kevin Durant. The Raptors are reluctant to sign Christian Coloco, which is likely because they want to be flexible enough to sign Durant when the opportunity arises.
Durant would be a nice addition to any team, but he is expensive and doesn’t qualify for free agency until 2026. Durant’s four-year contract has only one season, which is worth $194.2 million.
In the 2021–22 season, he averaged 29.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and 6.4 assists per game. He also had a 51.8 field goal percentage and a 38.3 3-point percentage.
It is no surprise that the Nets want a big comeback for the star player. However, the Raptors are able to provide Brooklyn what they want and should pursue it.