The Miami Heat remain engaged in the Kevin Durant trade talks, but the Brooklyn Nets shows little interest to what the South Beach franchise has offered so far.
According to a report by Barry Jackson and Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald, the Nets just haven’t been enticed by what Pat Riley and his front office have put on the table for KD.
“the Brooklyn Nets have displayed little interest in the Heat’s offer for the high-scoring superstar and Miami is moving ahead with its current roster for next season” Chiang and Jackson report
The report also states that the Heat are not expected to “budge” on their desire to exclude Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo in any potential trade package for Durant.
Tyler Herro has been rumored to be the central piece Miami wants to include in the deal, but it doesn’t sound like Brooklyn is interested in the reigning Sixth Man of the Year.
The report notes the Heat could revisit a potential Durant trade if the Nets’ demands become more realistic. It sounds like the Heat have been taken out of the KD race — for now at least.
Durant, who turns 34 in September, requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets four weeks ago and reportedly listed Miami and Phoenix as his preferred trade destinations.