The Brooklyn Nets are going through a massive conflict. Kevin Durant has a huge bone to pick with the team’s coach Steve Nash and GM Sean Marks. Reportedly, Durant won’t stay with the team, unless Joe Tsai shows Nash and Marks the way to the door.
Durant had a meeting with the Nets owner Joe Tsai and made it clear under what conditions he’ll stay on the team. While Durant has wanted to get out of the team since June, there were no developments on that front. The Nets’ asking price for Durant is simply too high.
Shams Charania of The Atlantic reports that their source revealed Durant’s sentiment during the meeting. Tsai and Durant spoke professionally. However, Durant doesn’t have the faith in the direction in which the team is going.
The meeting took place exactly a year after Durant’s agreement to a 4-year contract with the Nets. He asked for a trade on June 30th, though his $198 million contract is still in place.
Durant is going to stand strong by his request. The sources also revealed that The Nets have “direct knowledge” of the reasons behind wanting to see Steve Nash and Sean Marks removed from the team. Durant spoke in approval of Nash previously in April, despite all the difficulties the Brooklyn Nets faced while he was the coach.
This is obviously a complicated story and there is a lot to unpack. Keep checking back with Thirsty for more updates.
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