1. Boston Celtics
The Celtics are already the reigning champions, but they are still trying to figure out some way to get Durant in Beantown. Trading Jaylen Brown seems unthinkable, but Boston has reportedly been throwing out their prized No. 2 option in trade talks.
In addition to Brown, who is a no-doubt All-Star, the Celtics have players like reigning Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Smart and one of the best rim protectors in the league in Robert Williams to sweeten the deal. No deal Toronto makes can top a Brown-led package.
The Toronto Raptors will be floored if the Celtics get Kevin Durant.
Brad Stevens may have gotten his team to the championship last year, but he has to be aware of the fact that he is in a conference with multiple teams just as qualified to take home a championship. Getting Durant, while depriving multiple division rivals of him in the process, would be quite the coup.
Barnes and Siakam are going nowhere, meaning that it could be difficult for Toronto to sweeten the offer for Brooklyn and still put together a championship team. Any team that stars Durant and Jayson Tatum might as well start the night with 60 points automatically on the board.