As the Nets try to extend Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant has announced that he wants to leave the franchise. Recently, a return to the Warriors was in the news. However, the situation could have changed. Indeed, a former teammate of Kevin Durant made a strong statement in the media, announcing that the winger did not intend to leave his team…
Kevin Durant make New York tremble! Indeed, the slim reaper shocked everyone by asking for his transfer from net, a few days ago. The best asset of the black and white could therefore find itself on the market, after 3 seasons spent at home. An almost unique opportunity for other franchises in NBA who could recover it. If the management of brooklyn takes her time to find an advantageous consideration, she would consider selling the player in the context of a large trade.
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A return to the Warriors?
After a rocky start to 2019, Kevin Durant is announced on the side of Warriors. Recently, The Athletic revealed that the double NBA champion (2017 and 2018) had discussed with the stars of the team (Stephen CurryKlay Thompson and Draymond Green) to study the feasibility of a potential return to san francisco. Nevertheless, while most observers seem to agree on the fact that K.D. will leave the Nets, some are still skeptical, and would justify this position.
Durant attempts a bluff
Lately Kendrick Perkins, former pivot who notably played with Kevin Durant for the Thundergave his opinion on ESPNexplaining that the slim reaper put pressure on its leaders to extend Kyrie Irving: “Why would KD want to leave? Why would Kyrie Irving go to see if a team would agree to set up a sign-and-trade for him, and all of a sudden, he would choose to respect his contract? And then, all of a sudden, when Irving accepts his contract, Kevin Durant comes out in public and says, “I want to be traded.” I’ve come to the conclusion that I don’t believe Kevin Durant. I don’t think he really wants to leave at all. It makes no sense to me that he wants to be traded at this point. I don’t think he believes it himself. I think Kevin Durant is doing this to scare Nets executives, and to help Kyrie Irving get a long-term signing with the Brooklyn Nets. »
A likely theory
Perkins therefore announce that Kevin Durant bluff about wanting to join the Warriors, so that‘Irving can continue within the franchise of brooklyn. A theory that seems probable since it is Uncle Drew who had convinced During to join the Nets in the summer of 2019. Additionally, Shams Charania insider for The Athletic, recently announced that discussions between Irving and other franchises (including Lakers) were stalled: “There are no developments at the moment regarding Kyrie Irving joining them, or even regarding any deal. There’s nothing new about this, and I’m not sure we’re going to see a trade in the days to come. » Case to follow.