Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant is about to turn the NBA world upside down after The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported Durant is requesting a trade out of Brooklyn.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Nets are adhering to Durant’s request and working with the 11-time all-star to find a trade partner.
“Brooklyn Nets GM Sean Marks is working with Kevin Durant and his business manager Rich Kleiman on finding a trade for the franchise star, Kleiman tells ESPN.”
According to ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, “more than half of the league” has already called the Brooklyn Nets about Durant.
This news comes just days after fellow Brooklyn star Kyrie Irving opted into his player-option for the 2022-23 season, seemingly ending a wild weekend of speculation about the two stars’ futures.
Over 90 regular-season games, Durant averaged 28.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 6.1 assists per game.
Durant decided to leave the Golden State warriors and sign with the Nets in 2019, but couldn’t find the same postseason success he had with his former team.
As for his next chapter, Wojnarowski is reporting that the Miami Heat and Phoenix Suns are possible destinations.
“Phoenix and Miami are among two of the teams that Kevin Durant has on his wish list, sources tell ESPN, but the Nets plan to move Durant where they can get the best possible deal. With four years on his contract, there’s no shortage of teams willing to unload assets for Durant.”