After James Harden, the Brooklyn Nets could well have another big start with Kevin Durant. The 33-year-old reportedly claimed his trade a few days ago. But ultimately, Kevin Durant may well not pack his bags this summer and be blocked by the New York franchise, where he is under contract until 2026.
In 2019, the Brooklyn Nets struck a huge blow on the NBA. The New York franchise has set itself the goal of winning its first title in its history in the league. With this in mind, the team of Joseph Tsai did not skimp on the means to achieve this. Indeed, the Brooklyn Nets have engaged the services of Kevin Durant and of Kyrie Irving that year, followed by James Harden in 2021. But despite this duo and then this trio that sold dreams, the men of Steve Nash have never managed to reach even the conference finals in recent years. And things may not improve over time. In effect, James Harden flew to the side of philadelphia 76ers last February, and Kyrie Irving could also pack up. But that’s not all. A few days ago, The Athletic revealed that Kevin Durant was claiming his trade this summer. It did not take more to see certain franchises keep abreast. But finally, K.D. may well be blocked by Brooklyn Nets.
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Nets prefer to keep Kevin Durant for now
At the microphone of the show This Upthe journalist ofESPN Brian Windhorst revealed that the New York team had still not received a satisfactory offer for Kevin Durant : “ For Kevin Durant, that’s what it is: nothing at all. There is no new. The executives are leaving the Summer League. They go on vacation. At this point, the Nets prefer Kevin Durant to stay with them. There are no proposed trades that they like. Naturally, given the contract that Kevin Durant recently signed in addition to his net talent on the floor, the Brooklyn Nets would display colossal demands to separate from him. Difficult for the different franchises of the NBA to align with the demands of that of New York.
Has Kevin Durant changed his mind about his future?
” A huge question and what the league kind of expects to know is what Durant thinks. He is the one who asked to be traded. Has he changed his mind now that some trade leads have become obscured? then continued Brian Windhorst. So far, Kevin Durant had a few destinations in mind in the event of the departure of Brooklyn Nets. But the franchises in question would have cooled off regarding the arrival of the MVP of the 2017 and 2018 Finals in recent days.
The Suns have nothing to convince the Nets, the Heat cooled by the insane demands for Durant
Indeed, the Phoenix Suns seemed in a good position to recruit Kevin Durant this summer. But with the recent extension of Deandre Aytonwho was expected to enter the deal to convince the Brooklyn Netsimpossible to include it in the trade to attract K.D. in Arizona. For the Miami Heatit would be the huge counterparts demanded by the Brooklyn Nets which would be problematic. A future within these two franchises seems rather compromised for Kevin Durant for the moment. As a result, the 33-year-old could be forced to stay with the Brooklyn Nets this summer. To be continued…