“Why don’t we go broke here?”

Undisputed’s Skip Bayless has a bold suggestion on where Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant should be traded. Speculations about Durant’s next target are growing by the minute.

A few days ago, All-Star forward Kevin Durant requested a trade-out from the Nets through team owner Joe Tsai. He has made his favorite travel destinations known to the public. He named the Phoenix Suns and the Miami Heat as his favorite destinations, both of which were the top seeds in their respective divisions.

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But that didn’t stop other teams from engaging in trade talks with the Nets. There have been reports of other teams actively pursuing the 12-time All-Star. The Toronto Raptors and the Golden State Warriors have emerged as possible landing spots for Durant.

However, the Los Angeles Lakers are not going to pass up the opportunity to land another star. Of late, the Lakers have been involved in trade talks surrounding Russell Westbrook and Kyrie Irving, both of whom have opted into the final year of their contracts.

During an episode of Undisputed, Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe discussed possible moves for the Lakers regarding Durant.

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“Why don’t we go broke here?” Bayless suggests the LAkers pursue Durant hard and give up on Irving.

Bayless concluded:

“I don’t think he would love it because I told you before, like Kawhi, that KD’s mindset has always been, ‘I want to play LeBron, not play him.'”

The Nets organization has struggled to find a new home for Durant since his request to trade him. Brooklyn is looking for a player or package that is of the same caliber as Durant.

Pulling this off isn’t easy as Kevin Durant is one of the most unique NBA players in the league. Matching his talent and worth would mean giving up a franchise player.


Bayless’ attitude suggests the Lakers should focus on winning now and acting for Kevin Durant

Miami Heat vs. Brooklyn Nets
Miami Heat vs. Brooklyn Nets

Skip Bayless strongly suggested the Lakers trade Anthony Davis for Kevin Durant. If the Lakers heed Bayless’ advice, it could put them back in NBA championship relevance. A Durant-LeBron James pairing would ultimately rock the entire league.

This trade would be a win-win situation for both sides. If the Nets can land Davis and keep Irving for another season, they will still be able to make the playoffs.

But for the Lakers, a Durant-Russell Westbrook reunion could be awkward given how things ended between them at the Oklahoma City Thunder. However, their success in the early years in the league could be proof that they can play well together.

Neither team is making any moves regarding this trade yet. Even though it’s a win-win situation, there are still some downsides for both teams. Kevin Durant’s tendency to stir up drama and his recent injuries over the past three seasons may not bode well for the Lakers.

Anthony Davis has been struggling with his injuries after winning the championship in 2020. This is an important issue for networks to consider before taking any action.


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