Nets’ reported stance on Kevin Durant trade revealed
The Brooklyn Nets granted Kyrie Irving’s trade request on Sunday when they sent him to the Dallas Mavericks, but that does not mean they are preparing to hold a fire sale.
Kevin Durant has become the subject of trade rumors now that the Nets have moved on from Irving. Teams have inquired about the two-time NBA Finals MVP, but ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Nets have not shown a willingness to part ways with Durant.
Durant had interest in a deal to the Suns over the summer, but so far the Nets haven't shown a willingness to move him to Phoenix or anywhere else, sources tell ESPN. There have been a number of teams reaching out to Brooklyn on Durant. https://t.co/xYvo5rGZCY
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 7, 2023
A report over the weekend said the Phoenix Suns were preparing to make a run at Durant. They were said to be at the top of Durant’s wish list when he requested a trade last summer.
At least one other contending team is supposedly interested in Durant, but the Nets do not sound ready to blow up their roster. They are 32-21 and want to win this season. Brooklyn refused to trade Durant over the summer despite his request, so there is no reason they would have motivation to do so now.