In 2019, the Brooklyn Nets were building a big team on paper by recruiting Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving the same year. However, the first would like a change of scenery and would therefore have claimed his trade this summer. However, the counterparties of the New York franchise would be very high to exchange the 33-year-old star. In addition, the Brooklyn Nets issued a big warning to the rest of the league in this file.
For a few years now, the Brooklyn Nets have set themselves the goal of seeking their first title NBA of their history. With this in mind, the New York franchise has given itself the means to achieve this by recruiting Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in 2019. In 2021, the duo was joined by James Harden. However, things did not quite go as planned for the Brooklyn Netswho could not do better than a conference semi-final in the playoffs, all in three seasons. James Harden was the first to slam the door, he who joined the philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Ben Simmons, Andre Drummond and Seth Curry last February. A few months later, it’s Kevin Durant who could pack his bags. As revealed by The Athletic a few days ago, the 33-year-old star reportedly claimed his trade. Nevertheless, the counterparties of Brooklyn Nets are very high and the dossier has not really progressed in recent days.
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The Nets are ready to keep Kevin Durant this summer
And for good reason, the franchise would intend to play the watch for Kevin Durant. According to information from the journalist Mark Steinthem Brooklyn Nets would have warned the rest of the league that they were ready to start the season with K.D. in their workforce. The team coached by Steve Nash would not currently be convinced by the offers it has received for the trade of Kevin Durant. However, it is not the contenders who are missing in this case.
The Suns and the Heat in trouble for this trade
Indeed, the Phoenix Suns were once heralded as the favorites to secure the services of Kevin Durant this summer. However, the recent colossal extension of Deandre Ayton would have put the Arizona team in difficulty in this file since the latter would no longer be able to make a satisfactory offer to the Brooklyn Nets. the Miami Heatmeanwhile, would have tried an approach by proposing a package consisting of Tyler Herro, Duncan Robinson and a few draft picks. However, Tyler Herro would not really interest net.
Kevin Durant’s reliability is questioned
In addition, some franchises are beginning to question the reliability of Kevin Durant. Even with significant decision-making power among net, the 33-year-old star ended up asking for her trade. While the teams where he would like to play – the Phoenix Suns and the Miami Heat – are obviously unable to negotiate a convincing trade, sending him to a franchise where he does not particularly want to play could prove to be a big risk. The team that will welcome him will not be immune Kevin Durant asks to pack up fast enough. Therefore, the idea that K.D. stay at brooklyn this summer seems more and more likely. To be continued…