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How the Chicago Bulls can acquire Kevin Durant

A player of Durant's caliber will always fetch a hefty price on the trade market. How far is Chicago willing to go remains to be seen.
Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant

While Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant recently backed down on his request to be traded away, it is by no means a done deal that he'll be sticking around for the long haul. One team that has the assets to get a deal done if and when Durant decides he wants to finally bolt out of Brooklyn is the Chicago Bulls.

How can the Bulls make this happen?

A player of Durant's caliber—12-time All-Star, two-time Finals MVP, and one-time league MVP—will always fetch a hefty price on the trade market. The Nets will undoubtedly be looking for a king's ransom in return for Durant, and the Bulls have the assets to make it happen. A package composed of All-Star wingman Demar DeRozan, promising forward Patrick Williams, guard Coby White, and a cache of lottery picks would be enough to get the job done.

This move would immediately turn the Bulls into title contenders in a wide-open Eastern Conference while also giving them one of the league's best cores for years to come. Imagine a starting five of Durant, All-Stars Zach Lavine and Nikola Vucevic, Alex Caruso, and Lonzo Ball—now that's a team that could do some serious damage in the playoffs.

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The ball is in the Bulls' court

Whether or not the Bulls pull the trigger on a trade for Durant remains to be seen, but they certainly have the pieces to make it happen if a scenario were to emerge. It would be a bold move that would put them back into contention in the East. With Durant in his prime at 33 years old, it could be a window of opportunity that they cannot afford to pass up.

On the other hand, Brooklyn may not be ready to give up on Durant just yet, especially after he signed a four-year contract worth nearly $200 million in 2021. They'll likely give it another season to see if Durant can stay healthy and coalesce with fellow All-Stars Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons. But if things don't go according to plan, don't be surprised if the Bulls come calling.

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