About a month ago, Brooklyn Nets star forward Kevin Durant had demanded his team’s management to trade them to another franchise, this Sunday the situation that seemed like it would have a bombshell note soon has cooled down, and the reality is that there is not much hope that the situation will change anytime soon.
According to a report from SNY’s Ian Begley, pessimism is high around the NBA that a deal will soon be reached with a team to trade Durant, however, the Nets themselves have also lost hope that KD will soon give up on his desire to leave this institution.
Why hasn’t Kevin Durant switched teams?
The main problem is the disparity in terms of what the Nets are asking price for Durant and the offers that are coming in are of a much lower value, the last reported being a possible offer that the Boston Celtics would have made where point guard Jaylen Brown was included.
Also, according to the same Begley report, the Nets have struggled to put together a package involving three teams to try to match or come close to matching the value they plan to get for the aforementioned Durant trade.
How close is a trade for Kyrie Irving?
In other Brooklyn-related news, the situation regarding point guard Kyrie Irving has improved exponentially, as according to Begley, at this time due to talks he has had about a possible contract extension.
However, the main rumor regarding Irving is that he would love to play for the Los Angeles Lakers, however, there is a strong possibility that he completes his contract with the Nets, which has one season remaining, and in 2023 then fulfills his possible desire to play in Southern California.
What’s next for Durant and Irving?
So, in summary, after all the drama described above, there is a very serious chance that when training camp begins in two months, both Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving will still be Brooklyn Nets players.