NBA Rumors: Timberwolves Turned Down Insane Request From Nets For Kevin Durant

We know that the Brooklyn Nets are driving a hard bargain in trade talks for Kevin Durant. But according to Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports, the insane price they asked of the Minnesota Timberwolves basically explains why there hasn't been a deal yet.

Goodwill says the Nets asked for Karl-Anthony Towns, Anthony Edwards and four draft picks in exchange for Durant. The Timberwolves politely (we assume) declined. Then they likely hung up and broke out into laughter. 

"You're giving up a decade-plus of All-Star production," responded Chris Haynes, referring to KAT and Edwards. 

Yes, Durant is one of the Top 5 talents in basketball, but he is 34, and a trade like that would demolish the T-Wolves' ability to compete, both in the present and in the future, with or without KD.

As noted by Brian Windhorst on ESPN, the expected "bidding war" for Durant hasn't materialized—at least to the extent the Nets had hoped.

"While there's a lot of interest, from what I can tell, that bidding war isn't really hot right now." 

And Windhorst gets the final word on this as well:

"It doesn't make sense for teams to sell their house to pay for a car, even if that car is a Lamborghini like Kevin Durant."

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