Kevin Durant knows where he wants to continue his career.
The Brooklyn Nets star has the Suns at the top of his wish list when it comes to his next destination, per Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report.
“The only thing is I’ve heard from people who would know is that KD has his heart set on Phoenix,” said Bleacher Report’s Jeff Fischer.
This report follows one from ESPN’s Zach Lowe, who said that the Suns are “by far No. 1” for Durant. Fischer added that the Heat are “right behind” the Suns.
While the Nets appear to be open to trading Durant, their first priority is clearly finding the best deal for themselves.
“Nets general manager Sean Marks and owner Joe Tsai had agreed to work with Durant and business partner Rich Kleiman to try to trade him to one of his preferred landing spots,” Brian Lewis of the New York Post wrote. “But in the end, Durant and Irving are expected to be moved where and when it works best for Nets management.”
The Nets, of course, are seeking a massive haul for Durant.
“We have a pretty gigantic gulf between what the Nets’ value of Kevin Durant is and what the market is willing to pay,” Windhorst said on Get Up. “Again, this requires some nuance and I know that this potentially will be taken out of that context.
“Kevin Durant is obviously a very valuable player. Nobody doubts that this guy is still in his prime years as an MVP level candidate, who can completely swing a team from pretender to contender with his presence.
“However, the market does not want to pay a super premium price for him because if you trade away all of these top assets on your team to get him, he becomes less valuable to you. And that gulf is why we’re in a stalemate right now and could have one for a while.”
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