In a face-to-face meeting with Nets owner Joe Tsai in London on Saturday, star forward Kevin Durant reiterated his desire to be traded and gave Tsai an ultimatum, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic.
According to Charania, Durant told the Nets owner that he needs to choose between trading him or firing general manager Sean Marks and head coach Steve Nash. Durant said that he doesn’t have faith in the team’s direction, sources tell The Athletic.
Charania says his sources described Saturday’s meeting as “transparent and professional,” adding that the Nets have “direct knowledge of the reasons behind Durant’s request” and have reason to believe he’ll be resolute in his stance. People around the NBA have speculated about the possibility that the two-time Finals MVP won’t report to training camp if the Nets don’t make a deal within the next seven weeks, per Charania.
Sources tell The Athletic that Brooklyn has spoken to nearly every team in the NBA about a possible Durant trade, but no club has met the Nets’ “sky-high” asking price. According to Charania, the Celtics, Heat, and Raptors are widely viewed as the most legitimate suitors for the 33-year-old, who is entering the first season of a four-year, maximum-salary extension.
Charania cites sources who say that Tsai and the Nets have “made clear privately that they will take every last asset from a team that trades for Durant.” However, it’s hard to see how the team has the leverage to make that sort of deal, given these latest developments in the summer saga.
Of course, Marks and Nash held their current positions when Durant signed that four-year extension a year ago, and the star forward was believed to have played a role in Nash’s hiring in the first place, back in 2020. It’s unclear why Durant has soured to such a significant extent on Brooklyn’s leadership group.
It’s possible Durant’s dissatisfaction is related, at least in part, to the team’s handling of his good friend Kyrie Irving. The Nets refused to allow Irving to be a part-time player during the first half of last season when vaccine requirements prohibited him from playing home games. The club then opted against offering Kyrie a lucrative long-term extension this offseason.
While recent reports have indicated that Irving plans to be a Net to start the 2022/23 season, there’s a belief that Brooklyn will seriously consider trading him if and when the team finds a Durant deal it likes.
138 thoughts on “Nets’ Durant Reportedly Reiterates Trade Request, Gives Tsai Ultimatum”
Lakers have better culture than Nets after this,
Westbrook and Tucker for Irving, Harris and Curry
Westbrook can help Nets ……., but
Stop. Ain’t nobody talking Westbrook from you guys.
Lol yall thought FIBA KD was a beast. Fed up KD is the real savage. I’m guessing Marks goes ahead & makes the deal now, unless he’d rather lose his job. Bc if I’m the owner of the Nets I’m def looking for a new gm & coach by Monday morning if KD is still on the team. Marks & Nash are MUCH easier to replace than the best player the franchise has ever had in its history
Let him sit out. Biggest, softest mental player in the HISTORY of the League. I wouldn’t touch him for free.
Lol I am loving you guys reactions to this. And yall call KD the baby lmao. You’re saying they should let him sit out lol classic
When simmons is on the team?
How asinine are you?
They’ve need a new coach all along after the playoffs
Coach K , Rick Pitino
Ed Cooley, Sam Cassell
Latrell Spreewell, Grandmama
What a baby. No integrity at all for the contract he signed. Or the fact Nash and Marks were there when he signed it.
Yeah. I generally side with players over management/ownership, but KD is being ridiculous here. He signed the contract. The team put up with a year of him rehabbing. They got Kyrie, they got Harden, when Harden didn’t work out, they got Simmons. They bent over backward to accommodate KD and Kyrie. Now he wants out. Lame.
Also baffling to me how a player under contract for several more years can even issue an ‘ultimatum’. What’s he going to do? Sit out for four years? I would keep the asking price sky high and just let him follow through with his threats. Is he really going to keep sitting out if Kyrie and Simmons are playing?
He won’t sit out, RCT. It’d eat at him too much. He’ll show up and pout, and he’ll get his trade.
Harden didn’t sit out with the Rockets, but he did dog it a bit until he got his way. KD will probably do the bare minimum to keep picking up paychecks
I’m usually very pro-player in these situations, but not in this case for the exact reason you said: Marks was there when he signed the contract. KD wanted to be in Brooklyn. Heck, he practically put the entire thing together himself. Why should Marks be fired?
I won’t deny KD is an extremely talented basketball player, but he’s not a great player. You can’t be as thin-skinned as he is and be great.
Nash definitely wasn’t there!
@traveling. Mash was not there when Durant originally signed but he was there when KD signed a 4 year extension
KD position is savage. I don’t think the owner will give him what he wants, they should trade him 100% before training camp, it will be terrible for the team to deal with this amount of toxicity and distraction.
KD and KI will be on the move before training camp starts IMO.
Will be interesting – Tsai is a pretty successful dude, not sure if he’s going to be bullied by Durant (if Charania’s reporting is correct).
The Nets don’t have to do anything — they could take the Morey approach and just say “Ok, sit out in perpetuity, we don’t care”
Mark Jackson Coach Jeff Van Gundy President general manager
Who would butcher NBA broadcasts then? We need a “mama there goes that man” at least once a week…
don’t forget about “hand down, MAN down”
Can I get an amen?
with all due respect
Jackson will never get another coaching job
Get it done Riley!!
Durant is a crybaby. He left the Thunder and the Warriors. Then now this? Trade him to Houston lol.
He also left UT
He played out his contract with the Thunder and Warriors.
It’s weird how folks get on Durant simply for moving teams, as if most players don’t do that. And especially when so many were upset when he signed with the Warriors in the first place.
Of course, what he’s doing now with the Nets is a whole other thing, and rightfully makes him look bad.
If the Sonics had stayed in Seattle this never would have happened…
Personally, I blame the Buffalo Braves for moving to San Diego.
Remember that it was the Boston Celtics owner who traded teams with the Buffalo Braves owner, then moved to San diego.
Most players don’t leave dynasties where they won two championships taking way less money to do so.
This is all extremely amusing.
It’s surreal too.
Durant looks really bad and immature, if this is all true. A lot of star players have asked to be traded, but his seems like the most flagrant case of crybaby stuff.
It’s like; “I don’t like how you’ve trweeted my fwend so I’m going to hold my breath until I get my way.”
Will you still be laughing if Brad trades for him?
well I sure wouldn’t be crying. It’s just hoops bro. Something to pass the time.
Dude is so savage bruh
what a power play
Man I really hate KD.
He’s been in Brooklyn all of two seconds.
He joined the team with his mate Kyrie and DeAndre Jordan and straight away Jordan left. He then recruited another friend James Harden who the team gave up a bunch of picks for.
Harden gets pissed off with Kyrie for being a part time player and gets traded, KD and the Nets gets swept in the first round and then he demands a trade. He then has a meeting and says if you want me to stay I want you to fire the head coach I helped select Steve Nash and the GM who’s been here for years doing a good job Sean Marks.
Who is he to demand anything, he’s an entitled diva who at 33 is past his prime. Last year he got swept in the first round. Yes he’s one of the best players of this generation but for Brooklyn he hasn’t done a thing since he’s been there.
I’d be trading him to the Celtics tomorrow.
They offered Brown, White and picks, you countered by asking for Smart and they said no. I’d go back and say give us Grant Williams and it’s done.
Jaylen Brown, Derrick White, Grant Williams and 2 first round picks for KD.
Then straight afterwards I’d be telling Kyrie your next. You bailed on the team for half of last year and you wanted us to trade for Harden then become the reason he left and it cost them picks. Now you want a huge extension no thanks your gone too.
I’d be pushing for Kyrie to Washington for KP.
KP is still only 27 and would fit well with Ben Simmons 26 and Jaylen Brown 25.
That’s your new big 3 and around them you build out with 3 and D role players such as Royce ONeale, Grant Williams, Joe Harris etc etc
You pull the trigger on these two deals and all the drama goes away. You push into the playoffs and win more games than you did last time. Just move on from these two please …..
Celtics aren’t making that trade. Shams seems to be including that part about the celtics to try and cover his ass after many local Boston reporters including Steve Bullpet shot down what he said
KD will suit up for Brooklyn before EVER wearing a Boston Celtics uniform. He isn’t the only player who feel’s that way. A happy KD would have Brooklyn so primed for a title. No shot at any championship glory without KD. No shot.
Celtics offered Brown white and 2/3 firsts
And Nets countered with instead of white give us smart. Nets said no
I think that’s the truth
I would if I’m he Nets say okay we will take White but we want Grant Williams and we will settle for 2 firsts
I don’t believe any of what you said for a second and the counter you’re promising is even more outlandish
Boston doesn’t want him. That was never a real trade offer anyway. It was made up click bate.
And, the offers for KD just went down with this news.
Also Durant the crybaby don’t want to play in Boston – GOD BLESS.
Good. Most if not all Celtics fans don’t want him in Boston anyway
Meanwhile Payton Pritchard is a fan fave lol
and the Celtics are still closer to a title than KD and the nets are now…
I love how one dude says “Celtics fans don’t want Durant”
Then another one says “Celtics fans love Pritchard”
You know what is odd? I am a Celtics fan, and believe it or not we don’t all think the same thing. I know, I know, it’s freaky to hear.
I said most if not all Celtics fans don’t want Durant. I’m a Celtics fan too and I can tell you trading for Durant is not popular the vast majority of fans don’t want Durant on the Celtics which isn’t exactly out of left field.
You are so prejudiced.
I doubt it was made up click bait
KD put up almost 30 per game last season son, hardly past his prime.
More barely still in it at this point…I don’t trust him to stay healthy or happy over the course of those four years and the direction his production is going most likely isn’t up
Wow he scored pints that’s cool.
Bradley Beal also averaged about 30 and missed the playoffs, KD got swept in the first round so I suppose he’s better than Beal still.
He’s just not the same beast he was and he shouldn’t have a say in what Brooklyn does.
I can understand Steph and Bron taking demands cause atleast they have won their respective teams a title
How’d he do in the playoffs as the Celtics swept the Nets?
His trade value goes down
KD is a crybaby but Sean Marks and Nash deserve to be fired long time ago.
Enlighten me on why Sean Marks should be fired. He brought in Durant and Irving and acquired Harden. Also brought in Mills, Jordan, Griffin, Aldridge…all of his friends from across the league. Because of one individual, that being Irving, has caused all of this to go down. Whether it was his refusal to get vaccinated, or pissing off Harden, he’s disrupted the entire plan.
I don’t blame Marks for not wanting to sign him (Irving) and don’t give a damn whether Durant is upset or not. If he’s collecting his salary, based on the contract that ‘he’ agreed to, then he should begin acting like a professional and honor what he signed up for. It was not forced upon him. He doesn’t own the team, thus doesn’t have say in what happens or who is fired. And if he wants to sit out, why not. Won’t get paid. The sense of entitlement is ridiculous.
Well he got completely worked over by Houston in the Harden deal.
I can’t imagine this is going to help his image at all
KD has a net worth that is north of $100 million. Why would he be worried about his image?????
People with money can worry about their image.
People with no money can also not worry about their image.
Money doesn’t change one’s personality, just circumstances.
@very. I doubt Surant is worried about his image however this will stain his legacy and most players do care about that. After all they have to have high egos just to be the best. And all the money in the world won’t change peoples impression of him
Nash does need to go the way he handled the team in last year’s playoffs was unforgivable. Not siding with KD but I agree with him on Nash.
I guess that’s what can happen when you let the talent pick the management.
He’s never had a full healthy drama free team AND Kyrie and Durant were awful. LBJ, with far worse coaching and fast less off a supporting cast, carried teams to the finals. Naw…Nash may not be a great coach but he deserves a longer leash to REALLY be fair in his judgement.
I’m truly shocked by Durant. Yeah he’s been a bit thin skinned and easy to set off by criticism but THIS is truly incredible. How can ANYONE really blame Sean Marks? He has done a good job of collecting talent to be placed on the floor. Even Nash deserves a longer leash considering how little time Durant, Kyrie and Simmons have seen on the floor plus the fiasco with Harden, who btw, Durant wanted. Tell Durant to screw himself and sit if he wants but expect to lose his salary and not get paid. That’s simply rude and disgraceful. Not that he’s the first to balk against a coach but the GM too, especially since Durant and Kyrie are the main reason the team is in the situation they’re in. Never would I suggest trading a player to a bad team to be spiteful but send him to Sacramento.
Sean Marks??? Is he “really” the one who collected all the “talent”. Didn’t KD and Kyrie pretty much decide that Brooklyn was gonna be the spot??? Sean Marks did nothing but make sure they got scooped up at the airport.
Sean Marks IS the one who hired Steve Nash. Nash may well be the worst head coach in the NBA. He is awful! He still has absolutely no idea what he is doing on the sidelines.
KD is not telling lies here.
Under his watch he acquired Joe Harris, Spencer D., Caris Levert, Jarrett Allen, Bruce Brown and signed to vet free agents in Aldridge, Griffin, Curry, Mills, etc. It was the the 42 win team devoid of a major star that attracted KD and Kyrie to join the Nets. They weren’t a great or even very good team but they had a lot of good support guys. He’s done well in identifying stars and building a team in need of a leading star. So yeah, he’s pretty good at his job. What were really the expectations for Nash? He was a rookie coach with no experience trying to coach a team led by a star player who claimed they didn’t even need a coach. Then he’s seldom had his star players play half the season let alone seldom at the same time.
Hire KD as player/coach/GM since he appears to be doing it anyway. Make it official. At least, he can be held accountable for his actions.
After reading this, I can’t believe another team would take this head case on for 4 years. He will destroy your team. The risk v reward just swung to the too risky side.
I don’t see other teams helping them out. One less team to worry about in the race out of the East
Wizards should give it all up. Durants under contract make him come home. He didn’t want to come home make him team up with Beal. Wizards are never winning anything at least get Durant paired with Beal and be interesting
With what assets? Ain’t gonna happen.
Remember when Kyrie said ” We could run this team ” ??
Clearly they ain’t… that’s why team is a mess!
Must get rid of Marks and try to please KD and Ky, as simple as!
I remember it well. I had so many questions.
Which cities would Kyrie deem unsafe to play in because they’re too close to the edge of the Earth?
Would KD get in trouble for tampering using burner accounts?
During the draft process, would KD watch kids play and be like: “This s4!t stinks.” Would that be the Nets official scouting report?
Sounds like to me Durant’s just tired of the B.S. He obviously doesn’t want to play there. He asked for a trade which at this point is his only way out and Marks is just lollygagging.
The BS he brought …..
I can’t believe he’s still backing Kyrie. That has to be made up. Harden couldn’t run away fast enough from Kyrie. Well he can’t really run. More like wobble away.
They want to get the best package they can for Durant. I would lollygag until I got the best package for him. Durant can sit out and get fined!
Durant demands a trade after recently signing a contract extension and being the one who orchestrated most of the team’s recent failures via his meddling (wanted to play with Kyrie, picked Nash, brought in Jordan, etc) but Marks is the one lollygagging by not meeting his demands by early August? GTFO. He owes Durant nothing. His only priority should be in acquiring the best possible assets in a return deal.
I’d love nothing more than to see Tsai and Marks stick it to KD and drag this out as long as possible. Not that I actually expect that to happen.
Durant owes them nothing either, if he doesn’t play he doesn’t get paid simple as that. Durant’s priority should be Kevin Durant. If they want a huge gap at SF/PF that’s up to them.
If you consider KD prioritizing KD to mean treating people like crap who bent over backwards to accommodate him and his buddies, even if those were driven by business considerations, I don’t know what to tell you.
KD wanted this. And he got what he wanted. He signed a long-term extension only a year ago. And now he demands out while pouting like a spoiled child? This is not anywhere near your typical case of “star wants out because franchise sucks”. This is KD hijacked the plane, then wants to blame everyone but himself when it crashes into the ground.
But I guess you see nothing wrong with any of this. Different values, I suppose.
That’s exactly it, Shea. It’d be one thing if KD came to Brooklyn and they changed everything around him on a dime in a way that wasn’t promised. Then by all means, demand your trade.
When you (KD) basically build something that isn’t working, then try to escape or use other people as scapegoats, it’s weak. Talented as he is, KD is weak. That’s why he will never win a championship with a team considered to be “his team.” He’s not wired for it.
I’m the last person to label a star as being weak, but yes, KD is weak. What he’s doing is rather unprecedented, especially considering the fact that he’s already won multiple championships. It’s sad.
My priorities lie in the following order.
1. My friends/family
3. The company I work for.
Durant’s perspective: The Nets signed Jordan to get Durant to agree to sign there then 18 months later trade him to Detroit so the Pistons can buy him out in a cost saving move. Then to save more money they refuse to play Kyrie in road games in the guise of continuity until they get desperate. Then when it’s time to extend Kyrie they low-ball him not because it gives them any financial flexibility with the cap but because it saves them money. So when do they decide it Durant’s turn to put money before him?
You’re actually complaining about Tsai being cheap after it was made abundantly clear he was willing to go deep into the tax for a contender. Wow. You actually expect an owner to endlessly reward bad and harmful behavior simply because they’re rich.
I have no response.
I believe the Nash thing b/c he should have been fired a couple of weeks after his first season started, after the first season was over, and again both during last season, and when their season ended
Sean Marks being fired makes no sense, although I still dont fully understand the original reasoning for trading Jarrett Allan, he knows what he is doing otherwise. Even the undrafted/summer league guys could have filled roles if not for Nash
I also still dont believe Kevin Durant wont show up and play. Either way, even though it’s super late, firing Nash is only a positive anyway, and if it helps with the KD situationthey should just do that, and see how it goes
In a weird way, I almost pity Durant. One of the best to ever play the game, but his insecurity is strong enough to almost render that moot. And, ultimately, it is that insecurity which will forever have tarnished his legacy, ironically the exact thing he has been trying to enhance. Every mistake he’s made was completely avoidable and could have been seen from a mile away.
Just goes to show that mental health issues can affect anyone no matter how successful, rich, or talented they may be. If you don’t take care of it, it will eventually bite you in the you know where.
Very well said
This is all KDs doing. He thought he’d pull a (BronGM). Bklyn style with Kyrie, who grew up 30 mins from Bklyn. He had to be in on bringing Nash. So I find this non-news. The Athletic is Fox News of sports lol ……
Time for grownups to take control.
What did I say !!!!!!
Should of jumped on Ayton trade.
So why didn’t the Knicks sign KD and Kyrie. Only the fools who wrote it, want to know.
I’m a fan of the Athletic
Not a fan of any sports news outlet. I just get the news, try an get facts. It’s become all rumors for the most part. And most make up their own takes. Just weed thru all the noise.
Not that I would even entertain the idea of a player forcing me to change the core of my FO but wouldn’t have this made sense to bring up…you know…..before the off-season was ending?
Transparent, I don’t doubt it. But there is no “professional” way to say you’re not going to honor your contract.
I really over estimated KD’s character, by figuring he had some. I actually doubted that KD would threaten to hold out. I’ve even more surprised that he would call for the firing of a TP who’s only mistakes in the job were following the advice of KD and his buddies, and a HC that he hand picked.
Tsai has to realize, at this point, that appeasing these clowns was a 200+ mm (and counting) mistake. Tell KD that nobody’s getting fired on his say so, that Marks will be expressly told not to do a trade unless he believes it’s good for BKN basketball-wise, and that, if no trade occurs, he hopes KD changes his mind about the holdout. I think he’ll sell the team when this clears regardless, so he really has little to lose.
They were going to go thru with a half billion plan for KD & Co at the onslaught
More guaranteed money than GSW was giving to all their stars who actually gave them previous value (and titles)
I think Shea probably hit on something above. The guy will just never be happy and that probably stems from something larger than basketball-
Winning (GSW), money, or getting the keys to the city (Brk) hasn’t made this dude happy . I don’t know what’s left; Disappointing indeed for one of the best players that’s ever suited up
Yep, and unlike GSW, the BKN franchise doesn’t generate the $$ to pay for most of it. Tsai, like the big Russian before him, has to go into his own pocket to fund it. He probably thought the team would have had more success and thus make more $$ by this point, but, still, he was willing to see it through.
Tsai doesn’t look it, but he’s tougher (business-wise) than his predecessor. Still, his situation is looking too familiar: He rolled snake eyes on his big adventure, he’s incurring operating losses and headaches at an historical pace, and he is not (I assume) having any fun. The latter being the main reason a guy like him buys a sports team. At some point, the fail safe option of selling the team and zeroing out all his costs has to look pretty good.
Agree with all of this, and what’s even more baffling about this is it comes from Shams, who usually carries the water FOR Durant & Co.
So are to then assume Durant is leaking himself his own request to fire Nash and Marks? If so, if nothing else, that just seems like bad PR. But then again – Durant has arguably either never cared about or has just been inept (or both) at the PR side of things.
Finally, IMO, this leak only makes it LESS likely someone like Tsai would actually ACQUIESCE the request. Smells just a tad self-destructive
BS- Everyone has a breaking point, I actually think Tsai is closer to his today than last week
But really …who knows here, so murky so, NOT Fun as DXC states above, I could def just see cashing Durant, and them himself out here for Tsai and finding a “new hobby”
* Hard to believe there was a small window when everyone loved KD for doing Chunky Soup commercials with his Mom and having her present at the games – Maybe we all just need more Momma Durant around . ….. Larry Johnson Gran Ma – Ma thoughts arise
Agreed – again, it’s all speculation, but MAYBE if I’m Tsai and KD makes an outlandish ultimatum like “Fire your GM and Head Coach (who I wanted), and I’ll stay” I do it IF it stays relatively unknown.
At the end of the day it’s a business and Durant only increases revenue.
BUT to have it more or less immediately leaked? if Tsai fires Nash and Marks now he might as well hire Durant as the new GM and Head Coach!
It’s really kind of the ultimate F*** You to Tsai. I’ll be interested to see how it all ends
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I think KD is an awesome BB player. He now, with this ultimatum, becomes an awful BB player and should be overlooked by any other club. Where is the Commissioner in all of this? The NBA is self destructing!
There’s nothing for the commissioner to do here. This has been going on for eons. Players in baseball have cried, trade me, forever, basketball too. It’s just whining and it’ll get sorted out.
Either management stands its ground and does what THEY want or they placate the player. Simple as that.
Lmao Durant is a head case. Marks did an admirable job rebuilding the nets with virtually zero assets.
Durant hand picked Nash as coach and hopped on board yet it’s somehow their fault now.. ?
Nash’s playoff rotations were super dumb imo
Durant did NOT hand pick Steve Nash.
We’ve found the KD burner account!
Yeah …. And I will retire before I play for Steve Nash again, OR the Boston Celtics!
Okay he’s officially toxic.
KD is a pariah
As a warrior fan I lost total respect for his ways
Go play in Italy and be the best
Your an energy drain to the association
I got a take ……,
If KD wants to show up the world. Really cement his legacy in the NBA. He should support a Kyrie for Westbrook trade. Nets can get two picks plus players. They can use the picks. To add another player at TD.
KD has won with Westbrook and has had the most success. Out any other trade, team Westbrook was part of since.
Nets can sign Schroder as a backup PG. KD can “Shake Up The World”
He can outdo GMBron with this move. And take over NY with a successful run.
Does he have the Cojones to do it ????
Nets should sign DeMarcus Cousins and start him at center be the best player acquisition they ever made. They shouldn’t have let Drummond go either, but Seth Curry, Simmons and Cousins could play together, plus whatever players you can get in return for Kyrie and KD.
Cousins still has some good years,I believe he is fully healthy, his numbers from last season extrapolated to starters minutes are pretty solid but he needs to get the starts because he is a starter in the NBA.
And we all know why he wants Marks and Nash canned. Just nobody wants to say it out loud.
Why? Please tell us? Before you embarrass yourself, they suggested Nash to management.
KD wanted Nash ….. so I do t really get this.
I’ve actually been trying to figure out “why” myself. If you know please tell. I’m super curious.
If I wer another club, I wouldn’t give a plug nickel for Durant.
They don’t have any trades out there that even lead to a conversation about KD wanting to stay. No one but LAL wants Kyrie and KD won’t be thrilled to play w Westbrook or a Rozier/Hayward combo. And Ben Simmons isn’t getting them an all star.
Sean Marks should be fired for signing Kyrie Irving.
What we’re witnessing is the slow death of the NBA.
Feel free to go away and spare yourself from witnessing it, then.
The slow death of the NBA was the 1970s when drugs threatened to pull down the entire league. Ratings were horrible, attendance was in the toilet, and the NBA finals were on television at 11:30 at night on replay.
Fortunately Magic Johnson and Larry Bird came along and then Michael Jordan took the opportunity and ran to the Moon with it. The league has been going bonkers ever since and there’s no chance of slowing it down.
Stern pushed the global phenomenon and you can go to the end of the Earth and find LeBron or Curry jersey. It’s not going away anytime soon because of a Kevin Durant trade request.
But especially since Silver has made it known he, and by extension the owners, don’t like this stuff. I’m not sure what they can or will do about it, but they’re certainly going to try and address it during the next CBA.
I doubt it can ever be truly fixed (duh), but there may be some changes around the edges which could help a bit.
That seems… extreme.
KD will eventually get his trade. Some people will like it, some won’t. New team, new city… he’ll largely be welcomed. In Brooklyn, he’ll forever be a villain.
The NBA will go on, though.
As expected, Tsai called KD’s bluff. So now what, KD? Nets aren’t going to trade you for lousy offers…
Durant >78-0-35-55 games played over the last four seasons. Does anyone believe he is going to play more than last year at his age? They are asking for moon.
I’d probably bet on it. Nash played him way too many minutes the last couple of years and, frankly, maybe should be fired (not saying he should be, but I could see the rationale).
That said, it’s clear KD’s health is becoming increasingly fragile and his production is only going to get worse from here on top of the monster contract. He’s still quite valuable, but asking for the moon is too much IMO.
Makes perfect sense Sean Marks and Steve Nash both are terrible Marks has prove he can run a rebuilding team not a contender both should have been fired after last year. Sam Cassell has put in years of work he should be a HC. Jeff Peterson is the reason why the Nets Scouting & drafting have been Spectacular let them take Marks and Nash spot and start over. Marks doesn’t listen to what the players have to say like other championship teams. KD never gets his input to help improve the team. KD wanted Ty lue, Kyrie wanted Phil Handy but Marks went with Nash. KD wanted to keep disgruntled Harden but Marks went with Ben (who couldn’t even play the rest of the year) . He wanted a max for his guy, Marks was willing to let him go for Westbrook and picks…. Mark needs to go! Not to mention not even offering Bruce Brown a contract.
Excellent Points made here!!
“KD never gets his input to help improve the team.”
DeAndre Jordan disagrees. James Harden disagrees. Dragic disagrees. Griffin disagrees.
It easy issue.keep kd,fire nash and marks, then hire jim boylen and gar forman…lotery picks for at least 1 decade.
The price for him just went down. No way anyone trades max value for him knowing he could pull the same crap with them.
It’s actually super clear. This is entirely Kyrie’s fault. His situation made Harden demand a trade. Getting Ben Simmons back was super weak and the GMs fault. And Nash isn’t a great coach. There you go.