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Hornets' LaMelo Ball Posts Kevin Durant Photo on IG After Rumored Nets Trade Request

Erin WalshJune 30, 2022

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - APRIL 07: LaMelo Ball #2 of the Charlotte Hornets warms up before their game against the Orlando Magic at Spectrum Center on April 07, 2022 in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)
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Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant reportedly requested a trade from the franchise on Thursday, and many teams around the NBA are expected to pursue the two-time NBA champion.

One of those teams could be the Hornets as it appears LaMelo Ball would like to team up with Durant in Charlotte. The rising star posted a picture of himself and the Nets veteran to his Instagram story on Thursday:

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It's unclear if Durant would be open to joining the Hornets. His preferred destinations are the Phoenix Suns and Miami Heat, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

However, Wojnarowski added that the Nets are going to accept the best possible deal for Durant. So, if the Hornets can put together an enticing enough package, he could be playing alongside Ball next season.