After the Brooklyn Nets traded Kyrie Irving, speculation immediately turned to Kevin Durant’s future with the team. The main question: Would Durant reissue the trade request he made over the summer?
To date, Durant hasn’t said anything publicly about the Irving trade, or his desires following that deal. But NBA insiders don’t think it’s likely Durant gets moved ahead of the trade deadline.
While speaking on The Lowe Post, Zach Lowe of ESPN said he doesn’t think a Durant trade is coming in the next few days.
“I’ve been saying since the James Harden trade, that it just feels like the inevitable end of this is that (Durant) asks for a trade a second time, having already done it for the first time. I just don’t know how likely that is, or when it would happen,” Lowe said. “Around the league, I think there would be some surprise—even within the Nets—if it happened in the next four days. Because that’s an avalanche of stuff happening in a very short amount of time that all of the league needs to prepare for if it becomes a thing.”