Kevin Durant saga continues despite the fact that there’s no real progress in the situation regarding a potential deal. However, the latest report from Marc Stein assures that there’s no way Durant returns next season to play for the Brooklyn Nets.
NBA insider Marc Stein reported Monday that one team executive told him during the NBA Summer League that Durant “was more apt to retire than play again for the Brooklyn Nets.” That was early July.
Since then, the 12-time All-Star already issued a them-or-me ultimatum to Nets team governor Joe Tsai, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. He reiterated his trade demand to Nets’ governor Joe Tsai.
He also informed the team that they need to choose between him or the pairing of general manager Sean Marks and coach Steve Nash.
Of course, Brooklyn Nets governor never considered that possibility wasted little time before addressing the story and making it clear he’s behind Marks and Nash. In any case, the Nets also did not seem to change their demands on a potential Durant trade.
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
The problem so far this offseason has been Brooklyn’s asking price. No team has been willing to come near what the Nets are asking for, and the Nets aren’t in any sort of rush to unload the superstar forward.