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The Brooklyn Nets are quiet reportedly canvassing the NBA for Kevin Durant trades despite the quiet glacial tempo of negotiations.
“As each day goes by, it does [get likelier Durant returns to the Nets next season], however the Nets are quiet attempting to search out a deal for Kevin Durant,” ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski acknowledged Monday on Catch Up. “If Kevin Durant got here to Brooklyn and acknowledged, ‘Hey, I’ve modified my mind. I are looking to be here, I am dedicated to this,’ obviously they’d desire him to stop.”
“But, if Kevin Durant’s no longer doing that, you is doubtless to be quiet attempting to replace him. You pick to maintain avid gamers who’re looking to be there. You construct no longer desire the atmosphere to be stuffed with avid gamers who’re sad, who construct no longer are looking to be a part of it. But they’ve gotta gain worth for him, and they’ve acquired to gain critical worth for him.”
Durant requested a replace in a cellular phone call with Nets proprietor Joe Tsai gradual closing month. The team has spent the last few weeks attempting to search out a replace but has no longer found any offers to their liking.
Up to now, the Nets maintain station a huge trace in replace talks, soliciting for plenty of All-Stars in return. There might maybe be slight likelihood any team will be in a situation or willing to meet that asking trace, however the high beginning point became incessantly a correct indication these negotiations can also buy some time.
“The marketplace for Durant has no longer been as lucrative because the Nets were hoping, and the marketplace for Kyrie [Irving] is terribly skinny. It be essentially the Lakers, and the replace provide is no longer genuinely mountainous,” ESPN’s Brian Windhorst acknowledged closing week.
Windhorst posited that it be doable the Nets steal to withhold Durant and Irving next season. Durant has four years final on his contract, so his leverage is specific. Irving’s contract expires after the 2022-23 season, however the marketplace for his services and products has been tepid after he spent powerful of the closing 12 months doing critical damage to his public recognition amid his COVID-19 vaccination dispute.
Durant and Irving live shut pals, and Wojnarowski previously reported the pair are looking to continue having fun with together.