- The NBA offseason never sleeps.
- Now, Kevin Durant has reportedly requested a trade out from Brooklyn.
- This latest trade request has the NBA world going absolutely bonkers.
There it is. Just days after Kyrie Irving decided to opt-in with the Brooklyn Nets, Kevin Durant has shockingly requested a trade, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Kevin Durant has requested a trade out of Brooklyn, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 30, 2022
This definitely comes as a major surprise, especially because Kyrie opting in basically gave everybody the assumption of a KD-Kyrie reunion. However, that isn’t the case, and Durant has the Phoenix Suns and Miami Heat as preferred options.
Phoenix and Miami are among two of the teams that Kevin Durant has on his wish list, sources tell ESPN, but the Nets plan to move Durant where they can get the best possible deal. With four years on his contract, there's no shortage of teams willing to unload assets for Durant.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 30, 2022
Durant going to either team would be a massive move, although the Nets are looking for a massive deal to unload him.
The NBA World Goes Crazy After Kevin Durant Requests A Trade
With news this big, the NBA world went absolutely bonkers as Kevin Durant goes to another team to chase an NBA title.
IT GETS BETTER EVERY YEAR https://t.co/1fM0nEvzgQ pic.twitter.com/mhSKzrhFZF
— Duncan Goldberg (@DuncGold) June 30, 2022
HOOOOLY SHIT https://t.co/O5G0V10yY2
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) June 30, 2022
Kyrie Irving returned and Kevin Durant wants OUT!!#twomaxslots https://t.co/c1a33MRm6A
— Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) June 30, 2022
Sources: Kevin Durant is planning to join the Big Ten. https://t.co/9G8IcGJfV7 pic.twitter.com/oKeNQmBobS
— Ben Stevens (@BenScottStevens) June 30, 2022
It’s been a tough, tough year for the Nets but man, this is the biggest blow in franchise history. https://t.co/ZYr9xFB4Nj
— Chris Milholen (@CMilholenSB) June 30, 2022
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 30, 2022
Can always count on the NBA for the drama lol https://t.co/QXwkQH9C7V
— Dr. Rajpal Brar, DPT (@3cbPerformance) June 30, 2022
Remember to breathe today, Suns fans. https://t.co/bO9JrrzSgK
— Bally Sports Arizona (@BALLYSPORTSAZ) June 30, 2022
Normal people keep the world going, but those who dare to be different lead us into tomorrow. https://t.co/5L6o30yqfu
— Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) June 30, 2022
Nets GM Sean Marks taking calls for Kevin Durant. https://t.co/YfYxWIhgBI pic.twitter.com/9r9x7Uk2SG
— Jason Anderson (@JandersonSacBee) June 30, 2022
Of course, Portland trail Blazers fans are getting ahead of themselves. It doesn’t help that Damian Lillard got everybody started by posting an interesting picture of him and KD together recently.
Where he going? https://t.co/MUl6B8xQXD pic.twitter.com/hvjlZX0tzG
— code toke (@ToKeNasty) June 30, 2022
HEY @trailblazers YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO. https://t.co/dr1bkVf9P5 pic.twitter.com/6zjSNDjMKY
— justin 🧞 (@i_love_bitcoin) June 30, 2022
So, for now, the Suns and Heat seem to be the preferred destinations. With this decision, who knows what happens with Kyrie Irving.
But, once again, the NBA steals the spotlight. Kevin Durant watch is on. AGAIN.