Kevin Durant shook up the entire the NBA when he demanded a trade a few weeks ago. However, he is no closer to being traded now than he was when he first informed the team he wanted out.
ESPN’s Chris Broussard is now throwing even more cold water on a potential trade when he reported that the Toronto Raptors, Phoenix Suns, and Miami Heat are out of the Durant sweepstakes.
“We see teams dropping out every day,” Broussard said on First Things First. “Phoenix is out. Miami is out. Toronto is out. What’s the deal to be made? Now, this Boston thing, if they want to give up Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart, and if I’m the Nets, I’m demanding Robert Williams and three first-round picks. If they want to give up some kind of deal like that, then maybe it happens. But outside of that, where in the world is he going? The likeliest scenario is that KD starts the season in Brooklyn.”
Durant reportedly requested a trade from the Nets in late June, and ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Miami and the Phoenix Suns were among his preferred destinations.
According to Barry Jackson and Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald, the Nets “have displayed little interest in the Heat’s offer for the high-scoring superstar and Miami is moving ahead with its current roster for next season.”
It’s looking like Durant will be playing in Brooklyn alongside Kyrie Irving, who also wants to be traded.