Kevin Durant has reportedly added a pair of groups to his commerce wishlist.
The Brooklyn Nets star views the Boston Celtics as a “desired touchdown spot” and the Philadelphia 76ers as one other “welcome touchdown spot,” SNY’s Ian Begley reported Wednesday. If Durant will get traded to Boston, he want to play with Celtics guard Marcus Sensible, Begley added.
Brooklyn has wished Sensible in any deal for Durant, although, asking for the 2022 Defensive Participant of the 12 months, plus Jaylen Brown, one other participant and a number of first-round picks, in response to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
The Nets’ asking worth from the Celtics was initially a lot larger than that. Brooklyn requested for Jayson Tatum and Brown when commerce talks between the 2 groups first began, in response to The Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach. Celtics president of basketball operations Brad Stevens and coach Ime Udoka have been in fixed communication with Brown, with the star wing seeming “to know the scenario,” Himmelsbach added.
There hasn’t been “any actual traction” in a Durant-to-Boston deal, Himmelsbach additionally reported.
Wednesday’s information comes a number of days after Durant reportedly informed Nets proprietor Joe Tsai to fireplace normal supervisor Sean Marks and head coach Steve Nash or honor his commerce request.
Durant “doesn’t place confidence in the staff’s route,” Charania reported Monday.
Later Monday, Tsai had this to say on Twitter.
Durant requested a commerce on June 30, the primary day of NBA free company. His request got here shortly after Kyrie Irving exercised his participant choice for the 2022-23 season to return to the Nets. The CelticsToronto Raptors and Miami Warmth are all thought-about prime candidates to accumulate Durant, Charania reported.
Durant is coming into the primary season of a four-year, $194 million extension with the Nets, which he signed after the 2020-21 season. The 33-year-old has appeared in 90 video games for the Nets over three seasons resulting from restoration from a turning into Achilles tendon and ranging accidents since making his debut for the franchise within the 2020-21 season.
Kevin Durant tells possession to decide on him or Sean Mark, Steve Nash
The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that Kevin Durant reiterated his commerce request to the Brooklyn Nets. Colin Cowherd reacts to the creating information.
Durant is not price a staff giving up its future through commerce, “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” host Colin Cowherd stated Monday.
“4 years left, although, I am not giving up my future, my chemistry, my bench and my coach for Kevin Durant,” Cowherd stated. “I can not do it. While you’re not comfortable in Golden State with Steve Kerr, Stephen [Curry] and Klay [Thompson] and Draymond [Green]man, I do not know when you’re ever glad.
“I believe that is the issue now’s folks need Kevin Durant. I believe the marketplace for his companies is massive, however what are you able to hand over for him? I am not giving up my future. I am not providing you with six first- spherical picks. I am not giving up my bench and my chemistry and my coach.”
Nash is 92-62 as Brooklyn’s head coach whereas Marks, who has been the staff’s normal supervisor since 2016, not too long ago signed an extension.
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Emmanuel Acho, Bucky Brooks and Pleasure Taylor play the ‘Higher Probability’ sport the place they talk about Kevin Durant’s future with Brooklyn Nets.
The Nets, the No. 7 seed within the Jap Convention final season, have been swept by the eventual conference-champion Celtics within the first spherical. Brooklyn has acquired wing Royce O’Neale from the Utah Jazz, signed ahead TJ Warren and re-signed large man Nic Claxton and guard Patty Mills this offseason.
The Nets traded James Harden to the Philadelphia 76ers eventually season’s NBA commerce deadline. They obtained Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, Andre Drummond and two first-round draft choices from Philadelphia for Harden and Paul Millsap. Simmons did not seem in a sport resulting from a again harm and cited psychological well being points.
Durant averaged 29.9 factors, 7.4 rebounds and 6.4 assists per sport whereas capturing 51.8%/38.3%/91.0% final season.
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