The Brooklyn Nets have been engaging in trade discussions with NBA legend, Kevin Durant. However, the discussions with Nets owner Joe Tsai seem to have gone a bit sideways.
Durant laid out an ultimatum during a meeting with owner Tsai. This may cause problems for Durant’s trade options. Shams Charania of The Athletic reported that Durant wants Tsai to choose between himself or the pairing of general manager Sean Marks and coach Steve Nash.
In a meeting with Nets owner Joe Tsai, Kevin Durant reiterated his trade request and informed Tsai that Tsai needs to choose between Durant or the pairing of general manager Sean Marks and coach Steve Nash, sources say.
Durant has made it quite obvious that he has been wanting to be traded from Brooklyn. However, this ultimatum reveals that Durant is willing to stick with the Nets for another year if Tsai were to let go of Marks and Nash.
ESPN’s Brian Windhorst seems to be of the opinion that Durant “has very much limited his options.” Adding to the complexity of the situation, is the astronomically high price that the Nets have set for Durant.
At the moment, the top contenders for landing Durant are The Celtics, Toronto Raptors, and Miami Heat. Whether any of them end up successful in doing so, is yet to be seen. For more updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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