Kevin Durant, star of the Brooklyn Nets, wants to leave the franchise and has made a “trade” request to its leaders. Phoenix and Miami would be his priority for next season.
It was a real thunderclap that fell on the NBA this Thursday! Kevin Durant, one of the biggest superstars in the League, wants to leave the Brooklyn Nets! As almost always, they are the Shams Charania “insiders” of The Athletic and Adrian Wojnarowski dESPN, always well informed, who launched this “bomb”. Arrived in 2019 at the Nets, the 33-year-old winger (or strong winger) is still under contract for the next four seasons, during which he must earn respectively 43, 46, 49 and 53 million dollars each year. Suffice to say that setting up a “trade” promises to be particularly tough, because interested franchises will have to send several very high level players to receive KD in exchange. According ESPNPhoenix and Miami, who finished top of their respective Conference last regular season, have the favors of Kevin Durant.
A fourth franchise for Durant
Eight months ago, Brooklyn announced itself as one of the favorites for the title of NBA champion 2022, with its trio James Harden – Kyrie Irving – Kevin Durant. But the “superteam” exploded in midair. Harden moved to Philadelphia in February, then the Nets were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs, then Irving activated his “player option” but could leave anyway, and so Durant asked to be transferred. Incredible scenario! The cards will therefore be redistributed during this offseason, and we are now waiting to know where Kevin Durant will land, who shot during the last regular season at 29.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and 6.4 assists in 55 games. . Criticized for leaving Oklahoma City (which drafted him in 2007 when the franchise was Seattle) in 2016 to “get a ring” from Golden State (he eventually won two), then for leaving the Warriors for set up a “superteam” in Brooklyn, the native of Washington will have finally missed his bet with the Nets.