Free agency day is typically a single of the wildest times on the NBA calendar, and Thursday was shaping up to be a different exciting a single. Then Kevin Durant asked for a trade from the Brooklyn Nets.
Immediately after months of disappointment and drama in Brooklyn, mainly centered on Kyrie Irving, Durant dropped the bomb by using studies that he has requested a trade from the superteam he has used the past 3 a long time making an attempt to assemble.
The Nets did just about anything they could to preserve Durant joyful and the team in competition, from signing his close friend DeAndre Jordan to a nonsense deal to buying and selling each individual draft select within just achieve for James Harden. Durant signed a 4-yr, $198 million extension previous season. And nonetheless, Durant desires to seek out greener pastures.
Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes experiences Durant has the Phoenix Suns as a favored place, but quite considerably any contender need to be interested in incorporating the remarkably malleable superstar. No draft decide is risk-free, although the Nets are in all probability going to want as lots of excellent gamers as they can get considering that they currently traded absent so numerous draft picks to get Harden.
This is all primary drama for the NBA, and even Durant’s friends on the courtroom (at the very least the types not at present used by the Nets) are making the most of it. Here’s a speedy sample.
NBA gamers respond to Kevin Durant’s trade ask for