Siakam, however, was not available, and the Nets then turned their attention to a trade with the Suns.
Reports say that the Suns were the only team with which the Nets discussed a Durant deal. Brooklyn appeared to realize a trade with Phoenix was inevitable once they couldn’t land Siakam.
“I think they told him, ‘Hey man, in the summer, we can get some big names. There are going to be some big names who might ask out. We are going to collect stuff to give ourselves a shot at it,'” Lowe said on The Lowe Post podcast, via RealGM. “I’m not going to name who those names are, but I think that’s a conversation that was had.
“They tried to get Pascal Siakam now in the intervening 96 hours because K.D. made it known he likes Pascal Siakam. He thought he would be a good fit.”