Will Kevin Durant end up leaving Brooklyn? It is in any case the wish of the player, but it is difficult to believe that it will be granted soon. Especially after a recent revelation that serves as a cold shower, concerning a contender for the Slim Reaper…
The more the weeks pass, the more Kevin Durant appears to be heading for a return to the Nets in 2022-23. Despite his transfer request, despite the fact that he claimed the head of the coach and the GM of the New York superteam, the 2014 MVP is still a member. In addition to that, recent pictures suggest that the player has resigned himself to staying there for another season. It must be said that trade discussions are not making much progress.
On the contrary, fewer and fewer competitors follow his case, largely because of the astronomical demands of blacks and whites in terms of consideration. For a while, only the Celtics still seemed like credible candidates… but Adam Himmelsbach, franchise insider for the Boston Globe, came to bring some rather disturbing news about it. According to him, negotiations between the two franchises have been stalled for a while:
Boston and Brooklyn haven’t been negotiating for weeks
“League sources have insisted for weeks that the Celtics have not had any real discussions of substance with the Nets about Kevin Durant, and they’ve communicated with Jaylen Brown about the situation frequently.”
– @AdamHimmelsbach pic.twitter.com/vUWt6c3evc
— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) August 21, 2022
League sources have insisted for weeks that the Celtics have had no real substantive discussions with the Nets about Kevin Durant, and they have communicated frequently with Jaylen Brown about the situation.
Are we witnessing the end of the rumors between the Greens and Whites and the Slim Reaper? It’s possible. Obviously, Bean Town no longer wants to comply with Brooklyn’s demands.
At the same time, one can understand the reluctance of the leaders of Massachusetts, who do not wish to endanger the dynamics of the group too much. Boston went to the Finals in 2021-22, thanks in large part to their Jayson Tatum-Jaylen Brown duo who were excellent. Parting with the second, who is one of the best two-way players in the league, would be a risky bet even if it meant getting KD in exchange. As for the C’s fans, we hope anyway that this deal will not see the light of day, for the majority of them:
Good. No real fan of the Celtics wants to give up JB for Durant. Most don’t want During period. He can go ruin some other team.
— EFlo11 (@erikf08) August 21, 2022
Good. No true Celtics fan wants to let JB slip away for Durant. Most teams don’t want it at all. He can go ruin another team.
The odds of Kevin Durant starting the 2022-23 season at the Celtics seem close to zero after this revelation. The Greens and Whites don’t really seem willing to let go of Jaylen Brown in the end, considering the Nets’ demands are far too high.