ESPN’s Mike Francesa reports that the Cavaliers and the Philadelphia 76ers have reached an agreement on a trade for Kevin Durant and Paul George, which would be the first of its kind in the NBA.
Per sources, the deal will likely be finalized before the end of the week.
The Sixers and Warriors will get the Thunder’s Kevin Durant, who will be a restricted free agent in July, as part of a package that includes Kevin Love, the Thunder will receive two first-round picks from Cleveland in the 2018 NBA draft, as well as a 2018 first-rounder, according to sources.
The Cavaliers, who have already traded out of the first round in each of the last two drafts, were in desperate need of a big man to play alongside Kyrie Irving.
The team reportedly wants to move Irving before the trade deadline, which could happen this week, though the Cavaliers have been active in trades for players.
The Celtics have also been active, but would have to give up some assets in return for Irving.
The 76ers, meanwhile, are in the middle of a rebuild.
They are in need of help on the wings and need a point guard to play on their first-line offense.
This could potentially be a good fit for Kevin Love.