Grade the Trade: Spurs land star in proposed sizzling summer deal with Suns 

The San Antonio Spurs again failed to make the playoffs, giving them time to plan out their summer and a big trade with Phoenix may put them back in contention.
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Grade the Trade: Spurs land star in proposed sizzling summer deal with Suns

After an embarrassing playoff exit, many have speculated about whether future Hall of Famer Kevin Durant might ask out of Phoenix. Were Durant to demand a trade, the Spurs might be an underrated landing spot, assuming that large market teams such as the New York Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers, and Miami Heat are high up on his list.

ESPN's Brian Windhorst has even suggested that the Spurs could be a landing spot for a star. While he didn't mention Durant, it wouldn't be far-fetched that he might want to pair with a one-of-a-kind superstar in the making in Wembanyama.

As far as a potential trade, the Spurs could theoretically offer up Keldon Johnson, Devonte Graham, Zach Collins, Chicago's 2025 first, and Charlotte's 2025 first (which would become two seconds if it doesn't convey) for Durant. That would be a fascinating deal for both the Spurs and the Suns. The Suns have traded away most of their assets to build their roster but after a first-round sweep, they have limited ways to improve.

That might increase the chances they oblige KD if he were to request a trade. Getting back a starting-caliber wing in Johnson, an offensive big in Collins, and a backup point guard in Graham, as well as two potential firsts for Durant, would be a solid return for a 36-year-old star. But would the Spurs do the deal?