The Brooklyn Nets have set an extremely high price to trade supestar forward Kevin Durant this offseason.
Following his ultimatum to owner Joe Tsai, though, they may be forced to lower their trade demands and get a deal done eventually.
“At this point, it’s hard to see Brooklyn caving to Kevin durant on Steve and Sean. That would look really bad for them. I could definitely see them coming down a bit from all the stuff they’re asking for in a trade, but the people I’m talking to around the league think they might just wait things out.
They’re in a [expletive] situation, and they still have to deal with Kyrie. But for right now, they’re holding the cards,” a league source told Steve Bulpett of Heavy.com.
On Monday, Kevin Durant met with Tsai and gave him an ultimatum that he should either trade him or fire head coach Steve Nash and GM Sean Marks.
Nets’ owner addressed the ultimatum and showed his support to Nash and Marks, insisting on his extremely high trade demands.
Given the current circumstances, it is not likely for any side to back down, therefore a solution could be found as soon as the start of training camp in late September.
Our front office and coaching staff have my support. We will make decisions in the best interest of the Brooklyn Nets.
— Joe Tsai (@joetsai1999) August 8, 2022