About two months before the start of the training camp, the chances of Kevin Durant trading in the near future seem to be rather slim. Kyrie Irving has reportedly settled down to play in Brooklyn next season.
This comes from a report by Ian Begley (SNY.tv) out. Accordingly, several sources from the Nets environment are “pessimistic” that a KD trade will soon take place.
The alleged reason for this: In order to meet the high demands of the Nets, most interested parties would have to get a third or fourth team on board to put together a package. But: “No one wants to help Brooklyn get a deal,” a source is quoted as saying by Begley.
According to his information, the talks about a trade for the two-time Finals MVP are stuck in a “queuing pattern” and there does not seem to be any prospect of a solution soon. Even if Begley emphasizes that the market can change quickly.
However, it had already leaked out that many executives from rival teams were skeptical that Brooklyn would even want to thread a KD trade. Instead, the franchise hopes to be able to dissuade the 33-year-old from his trade requirement and play with him for the title. Recently it was heard that a meeting between Durant and Nets owner Joe Tsai was planned.
Irving, meanwhile, has apparently come to terms with the fact that his short-term future will be in Brooklyn. According to Begley, “He’s comfortable going into the 2022-23 season with the Nets.” With Durant, Irving, Ben Simmons and the supporting cast around Patty Mills, Joe Harris and Seth Curry, Brooklyn could theoretically have a top team in the East.
reported at the same time The Athleticthat Irving still has his eyes on the Los Angeles Lakers and will move towards the west coast in free agency 2023 at the latest. The trade rumors about the point guard have decreased significantly recently, apart from the Lakers, no team seems to be interested in the 30-year-old. However, LA doesn’t want to sacrifice too many of their own draft picks in a potential Irving deal.