Amid the Kevin Durant trade saga, four-time NBA champion Andre Iguodala urged his former teammate to remain with the Brooklyn Nets.
The two-time NBA champion met with Nets’ owner Joe Tsai last week and issued an ultimatum, telling Tsai that he should either trade him or fire head coach Steve Nash and GM Sean Marks.
With Joe Tsai supporting Nash and Marks, though, it seems very likely that Kevin Durant is on his way out of Brooklyn.
“I think he should stay in Brooklyn, it’s such a big market, it’s good for the game and just figure out how to make it work like everybody grow up and make it work. That’s how I feel about the situation.
This is a situation where it’s either, look, man just come out here and play or don’t play because you got 4 years, we got you for a while so it’s not like you’re on an expiring contract and then you can just take off a year and we just give up a year. Like he’s getting older and time is everything,” Andre Iguodala said on his “Point Forward” podcast.
If things don’t change in the coming weeks, it is likely the Nets will lower their trade demands and proceed to a deal for Kevin Durant. Otherwise, the superstar forward may skip the training camp and sit out the start of the season.
Kevin Durant averaged 29.9 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 6.4 assists in 55 regular season games last season. He still has four years and $194.2M left on his current contract.