NBA: A bomb is dropped for Kevin Durant
For several weeks now, Kevin Durant has been at the heart of all speculation about his future. The 33-year-old star claimed his trade, obviously keen to leave the Nets in the offseason. Moreover, KD would have opened the door to a particular franchise and would like to rub shoulders with a very specific player next season.
Those last weeks, Kevin Durant keeps talking about him. A few weeks ago, the star of Brooklyn Nets claimed his trade. Since then, the 33-year-old has been at the heart of speculation. Several franchises are on the lookout and some have already tried their luck, such as Phoenix Suns or even the Miami Heat. The Toronto Raptors would also be involved. However, no one succeeded in convincing the net to let go Kevin Durant for the moment. Recently, a new franchise entered the dance with the Boston Celtics. The finalist team of the playoffs had even been invited to integrate Jayson Tatum into the operation, while the front office of the Celtics wanted to sacrifice Jaylen Brown at the beginning. For the moment, the Massachusetts franchise’s offer has not convinced the net no more. But Kevin Durant could push for his trade.
Kevin Durant sees the Celtics as a desired landing spot. Durant also would like to play with Marcus Smart if he’s traded to the Celtics (via @IanBegley) https://t.co/eO3W9L7G2e pic.twitter.com/hEiGpgAagi
—SNY (@SNYtv) August 10, 2022
Kevin Durant opens the door to the Boston Celtics…
As revealed by journalist Ian Begley, K.D. would be open to a trade towards the Boston Celtics. He would consider this destination acceptable for his future. After multiple failures with netthe former Warriors wants to fight again for a new title NBA to add to his list. The Boston Celtics seem like a good option in this regard. Otherwise, Kevin Durant would like to meet Marcus Smart. It now remains to be seen whether the Boston Celtics will succeed in convincing the net. The offer including Jaylen Brown and Derrick White had been refused, precisely because the New York franchise wanted to include Marcus Smart in the transaction. The Boston Celtics will therefore have to find a compromise without the 28-year-old rear being included in the operation.
…and put pressure on the Nets
On his side, Kevin Durant put enormous pressure on the net recently. As revealed by The Athleticthe slim reaper allegedly reiterated his trade request during his meeting with the franchise owner Joe Tsai. But during this same meeting, Kevin Durant made it clear that a choice had to be made between him or the general manager Sean Marks and the coach Steve Nash. K.D. would place no faith in its current leadership and has no intention of staying on if it stays in place. And a scenario would be becoming clearer and clearer for the future of Kevin Durant.
Joe Tsai sends a clear answer
On his account TwitterJoe Tsai confirmed his confidence in Sean Marks and Steve Nash. “Our administration and management staff have my support. We will make decisions in the best interest of the Brooklyn Netshe explained. The clash between the management of net and Kevin Durant should therefore continue. So far, the 33-year-old has had no trouble leaving his team to join another like he did with the Thunder or even the Warriors. The scenario could thus repeat itself, with the net this time. To be continued…