Tuesday, January 31 2023

Durant will remain with Nets as trade discussions halt originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

After nearly two months of trade rumors, Kevin Durant will remain with the Brooklyn Nets.

Brooklyn released a statement Tuesday morning confirming the organization has smoothed things over with the superstar.

“Steve Nash and I, together with Joe Tsai and Clara Wu Tsai, met with Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman in Los Angeles yesterday,” general manager Sean Marks said in the statement. “We have agreed to move forward with our partnership.

“We are focusing on basketball, with one collective goal in mind: build a lasting franchise to bring a championship to Brooklyn.”

Durant, who has four years remaining on his contract, requested a trade from the Nets just hours before free agency opened June 30. He initially labeled the Phoenix Suns and Miami Heat as his preferred destinations, and later the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors entered the conversation. As recently as Monday, the Memphis Grizzlies reportedly were interested in working out a trade.

There were even rumors that Durant was interested in reuniting with the Warriors, where he spent three seasons of his career and won two championships.

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However, the Nets never received a trade offer close to what they were looking for and worked things out with Durant.

Durant staying with Brooklyn reestablishes the Nets as a championship contender entering the 2022-23 NBA season.

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Source: Yahoo Sports


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