NBA: Kevin Durant’s trade is racing, three teams positioned
While he made his trade request several weeks ago, Kevin Durant is still a Brooklyn Nets player. The New York franchise does not make things easy and asks a lot in return, discouraging some teams. Even so, three of them would still be in the race: the Boston Celtics, the Toronto Raptors and the Miami Heat.
This is a file that has been dragging on for many weeks, and which could last for several more months. Since the end of June, Kevin Durant informed the leaders of the Brooklyn Nets that he wanted a change of scenery this summer. Blame it on a disappointing season, which ended with a crushing defeat in the first round of the playoffs against the Boston Celtics. Swept 4-0, the net have clearly fallen short which is not to the liking of the 33-year-old winger. Needless to say, nothing went as planned. brooklyn this season.
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A failed season
The net were favorites for the title, but James Harden left the franchise during the season, in a trade with Philadelphia who saw Ben Simmons and Seth Curry do the reverse. Kyrie Irving meanwhile was unable to play home games for many months. The fault of his refusal to be vaccinated against Covid-19, which prevented him from playing in the State of New York. He then expressed doubts about his future with the franchise at the end of the season, before changing his mind. So many uncertainties and failures that have pushed Kevin Durant to request his transfer.
Durant’s condition to stay
The former playerOKAY remains one of the best elements of the whole NBA and inevitably, brooklyn takes a lot to part with. Maybe even a little too much Sean Marks, general manager of the franchise, would actually have no intention of parting with his player. He would have accepted his trade request in the hope of calming the situation and that he would eventually agree to stay. But in an interview with Joe Tsai, Kevin Durant again asked to leave and laid down his conditions in order to stay. The MVP of the 2013-2014 season claimed the head of Sean Marks and of Steve Nash, team coach. Shortly after, the owner of the net announced in a tweet that “ our administration and management staff have my support. We will make decisions in the best interest of the Brooklyn Nets. »
Boston, Toronto and Miami still in the race
What to change brooklyn opinion? The future will tell us, even if three teams would still be in the race to recruit Kevin Durant. ” The Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors and Miami Heat remain the most serious candidates to acquire Durant, as they have the parts needed to satisfy the Nets’ asking price for the two-time Finals MVP. However, no one has yet responded to Brooklyn’s high asking price of an All-Star, other top players and draft picks, and conversations with the top three contenders have been non-existent recently. “, revealed the journalist Shams Charaniacomments relayed by Let’s talk NBA.