Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets are still trying to strike a deal, however there is no progress in trade talks.
The two-time NBA champion wants to leave Brooklyn and join a fellow title contender, but the Nets have extremely high trade demands. As a result, there is no significant interest from teams on working with the Nets on a deal.
“Late last month, multiple people familiar with the Nets’ Kevin Durant talks were pessimistic about the possibility of a deal getting done in the near future.
Part of the pessimism stemmed from the idea that, as of last month, there was little appetite in the market for teams to serve as a third or fourth team to facilitate a Durant trade,” Ian Begley of SNY reports, via Nets Daily.
“No one wants to help (Brooklyn get a deal done),” one team remarked.
Kevin Durant requested a trade from the Nets on June 30 and listed the Miami Heat and Phoenix Suns as his preferred destinations.
However, with no progress in talks, it is more likely that Durant will appear in the start of Brooklyn’s training camp in September. The two-time NBA Finals MVP still has four years and $194.2M left on his current contract.