After losing James Harden earlier in the season and possibly soon Kyrie Irving, the Brooklyn Nets could also see Kevin Durant jump ship. KD indeed requested his New York trade a few weeks ago. But today, the player is still in Brooklyn. It must be said that the Nets have very high demands…
In 2019, the Brooklyn Nets shocked the NBA by offering Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. The objective was to build a super team to finally win a title. Then in 2021, James Harden landed from Houston to form a dream trio! It was then difficult not to see brooklyn title favourite. And yet today, this team of net turns out to be a total fiasco. The super team New York didn’t even make it to a conference final. Worse, during the last playoffs, the net were swept away by Boston Celtics, 4-0. A terrible failure that did not live James Harden since he jumped ship earlier in the season to join Joel Embiid on the side of Philadelphia Sixers. And Kyrie Irving has a good chance of imitating him, he who is announced to Los Angeles Lakers. For Kevin Durantit was too much, and the latter therefore transmitted a trade request to the Brooklyn Nets.
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KD attracted by the Suns and the Heat
As soon as the bomb hit the media, all the franchises of the NBA looked into the file and whether or not it could be recovered. But Kevin Durant has preferences. The superstar wants to win at all costs and wants a project for. Thus, two franchises quickly emerged: Phoenix Suns and the Miami Heat. Not just any team since both finished first in their conference at the end of the regular season.
The Nets are very demanding!
Only, a small detail blocks the file. Kevin Durant is still under contract with Brooklyn Nets until 2026. It is therefore the New York franchise that will have the last word, it is she who is clearly in a position of strength. And given the length of the contract and the status of the player, the net want very heavy in return, a package never seen before! Here are their requirements: the offer must contain at least one All-Star under the age of 25.
The Suns out of the race? The Heat’s proposal too light?
With this condition set by the netmany franchises are already out of the running, which may now also be the case for Phoenix Suns. The Arizona franchise has decided to re-sign Deandre Ayton for €132 million over four years. But this decision has serious consequences. The pivot cannot be incorporated into any trade before January 2023. Problem, if the Suns wanted to set up a trade for Kevin Durant, Deandre Ayton was bound to be included. Today it is impossible. A trade to Suns so seems quite complicated. A chance for the Heat ? Not sure. Floridians would like to offer a package containing Tyler Herro, Duncan Robinson and picks. But according to information from NBC Sportsthem net would not be interested in an offer revolving around Tyler Herro. brooklyn remains adamant: at least one All-Star player or nothing. Which would mean that the Heat should be separated from Bam Adebayo. Not sure that Miami be very hot to let go of his rising star. Yes, the prospect of seeing Kevin Durant staying in New York is starting to get thick…