Kevin Durant met with Brooklyn Nets’ owner Joe Tsai and decided to cancel his trade request and remain with the squad.
As the club officially informed, head coach Steve Nash, GM Sean Marks and Durant’s business partner Rich Kleiman were also present in the event.
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) August 23, 2022
Kevin Durant officially requested a trade on June 30, aiming to join a fellow NBA title contender. He even issued an ultimatum to Tsai that he should either trade him or fire Nash and Marks.
Brooklyn’s extremely high trade demands made it difficult for interested teams to strike a deal for the All-Star forward and two-time NBA champion.
Eventually, all sides agreed that it would be better for Durant to keep playing for the franchise, therefore they will move forward with their partnership.
Kevin Durant still has four years and $194.2M left on his current contract.
Full contingent in Monday meeting that keeps Kevin Durant a Brooklyn Net: Durant, business manager Rich Kleiman, GM Sean Marks, coach Steve Nash and owners Joe Tsai and Clara Wu Tsai.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 23, 2022