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If you have been living under a ROCK let me update you on what is going on in the NBA. We are all on Durant Watch! Day 5….the mood is TENSE. After Kyrie Irving opted in to return to Brooklyn (maybe?) Kevin Durant said “naw….i’m good.” and he demanded a trade. Right away Sixers fans started wondering if the team could pry KD away from the Nets.

Could the Sixers Actually Land Kevin Durant?

But what would that cost? Lets take a look at what the cost is for an NBA star when they request out

(* means they did not demand a trade but I included them to give you an idea of the cost of a star)

  • James Harden From Houston

    Entering the 2020-2021 season James Harden decided he wanted OUT of Houston. He showed up and played but he was disgruntled. Finally in January it came to a head and the Rockets sent him to the Brooklyn Nets in a 4 team trade for…

    Rodions Kurucs, Dante Exum, Victor Oladipo, 4 first round picks, 4 first round pick swaps.

  • Allen Iverson from the Sixers

    The Allen Iverson era came to an end when Iverson demanded a trade from the Sixers. The organization was ready to move on and they ultimately sent him to the Denver Nuggets for….

    Andre Miller, Joe Smith, and 2 first round picks

  • Carmelo Anthony from the Nuggets

    Carmelo had a desire to leave the Nuggets and head home to New York. In 2011 the Nuggets granted his wish, sending him (along with Chauncey Billups) to the Knicks for…

    Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari, Timofey Mozgov, 1 first round pick, 1 pick swap.

  • Anthony Davis from the Pelicans

    Teams like the Pelicans have trouble keeping their stars. Add in Chris Paul’s propensity to get his clients to the bright lights, and New Orleans never stood a chance of keeping Anthony Davis in the “Big Easy.” He demanded a trade and eventually the Pelicans shipped him to the Lakers for…

    Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, and 3 first round picks. 

  • Paul George from Indiana

    Paul George didnt come right out and demand a trade, BUT he was an impending free agent who didnt seem keen to sign a long term deal with the Pacers. Because of that they shipped him off to the Thunder for….

    Victor Oladipo and Damontas Sabonis

  • *Paul George from the Thunder

    George was acquired by the Thunder and they convinced him to sign a long term deal with the Thunder. But a year later they decided to blow it up. Trading Russell Westbrook to the Rockets and Paul George (who didnt request a trade) to the Clippers for….

     Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Danilo Gallinari, 5 first round picks, and 2 pick swaps. 

  • Chris Paul from New Orleans

    Another franchise player that New Orleans couldn’t keep. The Pelicans sent him to the lakers Clippers for…

    Eric Gordon, Chris Kaman, Al-Farouq Aminu, and a 1st round pick

  • Kevin Garnett from the Timberwolves

    “The Big Ticket” wanted a plane ticket from Minnesota and the Timberwolves shopped their franchise player. Eventually they traded Garnett to the Celtics for….

    Ryan Gomes, Sebastian Telfair, Al Jefferson, Gerald Green, Theo Ratliff, and 2 first round picks.

  • Kyrie Irving from the Cavs

    Kyrie decided that Cleveland didnt rock and he requested a trade out. Cleveland, having just lost Lebron, had to ship out their remaining franchise player. They decided to trade him to the Celtics for….

    Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, and a 1st round pick.

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