Brooklyn Nets Face A Franchise-Altering Decision With Kevin Durant’s Latest Request

Brooklyn Nets Face A Franchise-Altering Decision With Kevin Durant’s Latest Request

Published August 9, 2022
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While NBA free agency began on June 30, all 30 teams in the league were left scrambling for answers just hours before this offseason’s negotiating period opened up due to the fact that twelve-time All-Star Kevin Durant had requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets.

The Brooklyn Nets have been in contact with several teams over the last several weeks in regards to a potential trade involving Kevin Durant, including the Phoenix Suns, Miami Heat, Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics, but the Nets have not received offers close to the value that they would like for Durant.

The Utah Jazz trading All-Star center Rudy Gobert to the Minnesota Timberwolves earlier this offseason for a surplus of assets has completely changed the way “selling” teams are approaching the trade market and in this case with Durant and the Nets, no team can meet the value Brooklyn has put on their All-Star forward right now.

This past weekend, Kevin Durant met with Brooklyn Nets owner Joseph Tsai and not only reiterated his request for a trade, but he also informed Tsai that he needs to choose between Durant or the pairing of general manager Sean Marks and head coach Steve Nash, this according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.