Kevin Durant is still a Brooklyn Net, which shouldn't be a surprise to anybody. We have an unprecedented situation on our hands and the Nets' front office is not going to be hasty about pulling the trigger on any deal. Talks have only just begun over the last two days. The timing of it all-- specifically, Durant requesting a trade two hours before free agency began-- complicates matters even more. And one transaction in particular may throw a wrench into everything.

In case you missed it, the Minnesota Timberwolves moved heaven and earth to acquire Rudy Gobert from the Utah Jazz on Friday. Brian Windhorst was right, people! It's the end of an era and all that in Utah but the most important ripple effect is the price point the Timberwolves unintentionally set. They traded five unprotected first round picks to the Jazz, along with three starting-level rotation players, to land Gobert.

Now, Gobert is good. Really good. He is a defensive system unto himself and can probably do more on offense than what he showed in Utah, although he'll never make or break anybody's championship hopes on that side of the floor. It's easy to pick on Gobert because he is making an ungodly amount of money for being great on the side of the floor that matters less in the eyes of the public, but he's a damn good player.

However, KD is much, much, much better. If the Timberwolves ponied up that much draft capital and talent for Gobert, nothing will stop the Nets from demanding an utterly absurd package for their superstar. We're talking another superstar-level talent to go along with six or more picks as the baseline here. That isn't really news, per se, but seeing what Gobert went for really puts into perspective how much the Nets can reasonably ask for Durant.