March 29, 2023
Sources: CBS Sports

It’s been over a month since Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant requested a trade just hours before free agency started, and there hasn’t been anything to suggest that a transaction is imminent. In fact, there’s been a reported “pessimism” surrounding a deal for Durant getting done in the near future. The Nets are having difficulty finding other teams to help facilitate a trade, which given the high asking price for a player of Durant’s caliber, that’s not entirely surprising. 

As we inch closer to the start of training camp, there’s always the possibility Durant could still be a member of the Nets when the 2022-23 season begins. But expecting K.D. to actually suit up for the Nets isn’t a guaranteed thing, as Kristian Winfield reports that if Brooklyn doesn’t trade him before September training camp there’s a possibility he could hold out

Kevin Durant

This comes after Durant had a face-to-face meeting in London with team owner Joe Tsai last weekend, where the former league MVP reiterated his stance that he still wants to be traded, according to Shams Charania. Durant’s stance hasn’t wavered at all through this whole process, but in a bit of new information, the two-time champion also told Tsai the Nets need to choose between him and the tandem of head coach Steve Nash and general manager Sean Marks, per Charania. Durant reportedly doesn’t have “faith” in the franchise’s direction, and with the ultimatum that he’s now thrown down it throws a new wrench into Brooklyn’s plans going forward.

Sources: CBS Sports

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