At this moment, the entire fan base of the Philadelphia 76ers is salivating over the idea of Kevin Durant joining James Harden and Joel Embiid in Philadelphia. A Big 3 of that magnitude would make the Sixers the favorites in the Eastern Conference.
Durant requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets back on June 30 and the Nets have yet to find the right deal that makes sense for a superstar of his caliber. The asking price is understandably high and the Sixers might not have the pieces to match it despite Durant wanting to play in Philadelphia.
On "NBA Today", ESPN's Bobby Marks broke down why a trade of Durant to Philly is unlikely:
Marks on why it's unreasonable
Looking at this from Philadelphia's perspective
The Sixers might have made a phone call to the Nets about Durant, as every team in the league has, but Marks is right. The draft pick compensation would be really tough to make something like this work. The Sixers cannot move a first-round pick until 2029 and that is not a lot to entice Brooklyn to move Durant to Philadelphia.
You never want to say never, but this is as close to not happening as it possibly can. Daryl Morey can try and find a third team and get them involved so he can bring Durant to the Sixers, but other teams are not going to willingly help Philadelphia get a deal done with the Nets.
Story originally appeared on Sixers Wire