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How Lakers Can Form Big 3 With Kevin Durant: 5 Scenarios

How Lakers Can Form Big 3 With Kevin Durant: 5 Scenarios
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How Lakers Can Form Big 3 With Kevin Durant: 5 Scenarios

If rumors are to be believed, Kevin Durant and his agents have apparently informed interested suitors of the players he’d like to team up with to form a possible Big 3 in a major market team such a Los Angeles Lakers or Boston Celtics.

On Wednesday, Tony Reali and his crew reported on ESPN’s Around The Horn that Durant would like to team up with Chicago Bulls wing Jimmy Butler and free agent center Al Horford in his new team.

Lakers have enough tradeable assets and cap room to pull off this hypothetical Big 3. Here, were discuss five different scenarios in which Durant can form a Big 3 in Los Angeles:

Scenario 1 (Big 3 of Durant-Horford-Butler)

  • Lakers trade No. 2 pick and Lou Williams for Jimmy Butler
  • Lakers sign Al Horford in free agency
  • Lakers sign Durant in free agency
  • Possible starting 5: Horford / Randle / Durant / Butler / Russell

Scenario 2 (Big 3 of Durant-George-Whiteside)

  • Lakers trade No. 2 pick, Julius Randle and Lou Williams for Paul George
  • Lakers sign Hassan Whiteside in free agency
  • Lakers sign Durant in free agency
  • Possible starting 5: Whiteside / George / Durant / Clarkson / Russell

Scenario 3 (Big 3 of Durant-Butler-Cousins)

  • Lakers trade D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle and 2017 draft pick for Jimmy Butler
  • Lakers trade No. 2 pick and Lou Williams for DeMarcus Cousins
  • Lakers sign Durant in free agency
  • Possible starting 5: Cousins / Nance / Durant / Butler / Clarkson

Scenario 4 (Big 3 of Durant-Cousins-Conley)

  • Lakers trade No. 2 pick and Larry Nance for DeMarcus Cousins
  • Lakers sign Mike Conley and Durant in free agency
  • Possible starting 5: Cousins / Randle / Durant / Russell / Conley

Kevin Durant, LeBron James Pipe Dream

And now for the super hypothetical scenario. According to popular analyst Stephen A Smith, LeBron James could consider leaving Cleveland Cavaliers if he fulfils his promise to the city of winning a championship. Let’s assume that the Cavs beat the Warriors and James bolts in free agency.

Scenario 5 (Big 3 of Durant-LeBron-Cousins)

  • Lakers trade No. 2 pick and Lou Williams for DeMarcus Cousins
  • Lakers sign LeBron James and Kevin Durant in free agency
  • Possible starting 5: Cousins / James / Durant / Clarkson/ Russell

Will Kevin Durant go the LeBron route and form a Big 3 or go to a team with established superstars? Voice your opinions below.

Related Story: Durant Could Form A Big 3 In L.A. Or Boston

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