Nets not rushing Kevin Durant trade decision

Nets not rushing Kevin Durant trade decision

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Nets not rushing Kevin Durant trade decision

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Cody Mallory: “If it gets to the point where he (KD) doesn’t play, the Nets will wait him out. The trade packages are not going to get worse no matter what happens. The Nets can cut a deal now that is less than value and get it over with, or they can try to make this work.” “@Tim Bontemps
Source: Twitter

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
We @FrontOfficeShow is up! @Trevor_Lane and I fire the Kevin Cannon and we talk all things KD and his trade request. We also talk a little Kyrie, when the schedule might come out, some transactions and more! Watch, like and subscribe below. 20K soon!
youtu.be/VDA_7NhFdAo6:20 PM
Rob Mahoney @RobMahoney
Reunited with @BigWos to pull on every possible thread of the Kevin Durant ultimatum: open.spotify.com/episode/1RXg3D…6:02 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
From earlier —Has Kevin Durant situation become clearer for Heat . . . or even cloudier? Odds are, it remains confusing sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…5:53 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
For the sickos who like to watch, Tuesday’s @LockedOnLakers podcast, YouTube version. We break down Kevin Durant’s reiterated trade request, and how it affects (and in some ways, mirrors) the Lakers. @LockedOnNetwork @LockedOnNBAPods
youtube.com/watch?v=l-C7hQ…5:35 PM
Steve Bulpett @SteveBHoop
New at Heavy:
NBA execs and coaches angered by Kevin Durant’s ultimatum and upset for their peers… but it really doesn’t matter. He’s KD, and, for the right price, they’d all gladly welcome him anyway.
Allowances are always made for talent like this.
bit.ly/3ddNbkZ5:34 PM
Kerry Eggers @kerryeggers
Oddly, BetOnline.ag has @Portland Trail Blazers the 5th-most likely landing spot for Kevin Durant if he doesn’t stay with the @Brooklyn Nets. @Boston Celtics are No. 1 at 4-7, followed by @Suns (7-2) and @warriors and @Raptors (both 4-1.) Portland rates a 9-1 shot at getting KD
#RipCity – 5:12 PM
Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
Dunc’d On: Eastern Conference Offseason Grades 2022; KD vs Marks w/ @Nate Duncan
Subscribe to Total Access for ad-free episodes of Dunc’d On, and much more: duncdon.supportingcast.fm
Listen: …basketball-nba-podcast.simplecast.com/episodes/easte…5:00 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
On today’s @PHNX_Suns show, we discuss the latest Kevin Durant reports and are joined by the newest member of the Suns, Duane Washington Jr.!
Come hang out with us: https://t.co/ICF5yiuwpK pic.twitter.com/7PepEvvtZZ4:58 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Kevin Durant’s reported ultimatum and the Nets’ response: What it means for Durant’s trade request, the Heat, other teams around the league miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia…4:41 PM
Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Kyrie Irving reportedly shares Durant ideas on Nash, Marks
sportando.basketball/en/kyrie-irvin…4:17 PM
Bobby Marks @BobbyMarks42
What happens if Kevin Durant is not traded by training camp?
On The NBA Today with @LaChinaRobinson @Brian Windhorst @Tim Bontemps
youtu.be/0lD1_2Z4qsE via @YouTube4:12 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
NEW @TheCrossover Pod w/@Howard Beck: Diving into the latest bombshell report involving Kevin Durant. Links: bit.ly/2w1G5e24:11 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Free pod: Eastern Conference Offseason Grades 2022; KD vs Marks w/ @Danny Leroux: https://t.co/zHc5xbcbAR
Subscribe to Total Access for ad-free episodes of Dunc’d On, and much more: https://t.co/XSgwN6kjka pic.twitter.com/BMVsteUG6P4:00 PM

Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Now on @ForbesSports
Boston Celtics Now Seen As Most Likely Landing Spot For Kevin Durant via @forbes forbes.com/sites/adamzago…3:57 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Has Kevin Durant situation become clearer for Heat . . . or even cloudier? Odds are, it remains confusing. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… Once listed as a destination of choice, the Heat no longer are listed at all among likliest Durant landing spots. – 3:36 PM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
The Celtics are now seen as the most likely landing spot for KD via @betonline_ag
Jaylen Brown is the best centerpiece player the Nets have been offered. pic.twitter.com/1Zj8bjS6i73:33 PM

John Hollinger @johnhollinger
New for @The Athletic : How exactly do you get out of a place when you still have four years left on your contract? As Kevin Durant is learning, it’s hard.
theathletic.com/3492604/2022/0…3:13 PM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
Brian Windhorst: “As I’ve talked to teams around the league, they think if anything, this (move) maybe restricts (KD’s) opportunity to get traded in the short term. It’s going to make it even harder for teams to want to meet the price that the Nets have already put up so high.” – 3:05 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
Killer kicker on this killer @John Hollinger column on the latest Kevin Durant drama. theathletic.com/3492604/2022/0…2:58 PM
Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
Dunc’d On: Eastern Conference Offseason Grades 2022; KD vs Marks w/ @Nate Duncan
Subscribe to Total Access for ad-free episodes of Dunc’d On, and much more: duncdon.supportingcast.fm
Listen: …basketball-nba-podcast.simplecast.com/episodes/easte…2:00 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Report: Like Durant, Kyrie Irving also not a fan of Steve Nash, Sean Marks nba.nbcsports.com/2022/08/09/rep…1:33 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Odds on if Kevin Durant will be traded before season starts per @betonline_ag:
Yes 3/2
No 1/2
Odds on Kevin Durant’s new team IF traded:
Celtics 4/7
Suns 7/2
Warriors, Raptors 4/1
Trail Blazers 9/1
Grizzlies 12/1
Clippers 14/1
Hawks, Knicks 16/1
Lakers 18/1
Bulls, Thunder 22/1 – 12:52 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
interesting that @betonline_ag doesn’t include the Heat on Kevin Durant’s next team odds. pic.twitter.com/JGnXLjOapO12:52 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Most mid-range shots made in 2022:
348 — DeMar DeRozan
226 — Kevin Durant
219 — Devin Booker pic.twitter.com/BhwMwO9i4312:31 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Free pod: Eastern Conference Offseason Grades 2022; KD vs Marks w/ @Danny Leroux: https://t.co/zHc5xbcbAR
Subscribe to Total Access for ad-free episodes of Dunc’d On, and much more: https://t.co/XSgwN6kjka pic.twitter.com/ROdPvwUJW312:15 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Players with 10,000 points before turning 25:
Lebron James
Kevin Durant
Carmelo Anthony
Kobe Bryant
Tracy McGrady
Buckets. pic.twitter.com/YoUzqB7VnC11:31 AM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
I’ll be on @AZSports in Phoenix at 11:30am to talk Kevin Durant and the Nets. – 11:25 AM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Kevin Durant was asked about Steve Nash’s job performance in April. This is how KD responded:
“I think [Nash] has done a great job. The last two years, he’s been dealt a wild hand… I think he’s handling it all perfectly, to be honest.”
tommybeer.substack.com/p/kd-kyrie-and…11:23 AM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
“Don’t ever come into my office again and make ultimatums about who I should keep and who I should fire”
According to @Frank Isola, this is how Kevin Durant’s meeting with Joe Tsai should’ve went pic.twitter.com/fRKL0fPXRC11:13 AM

Get Up @GetUpESPN
“I don’t see this marriage ending any time soon.”
@Tim Bontemps on Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets 👀 pic.twitter.com/Swl67I3zmE11:10 AM

Ethan Strauss @SherwoodStrauss
NEW Woj post just dropped. ESPN’s totally bizarre day of pretending the KD trade demand story didn’t exist ($) houseofstrauss.substack.com/p/woj-and-espn…11:08 AM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Tuesday’s @LockedOnLakers podcast! Kevin Durant reiterates his trade request. How will this affect KD, Kyrie, and the Lakers? Plus, the commonalities between Brooklyn’s mess and the Lakers’ with Russ. #FirstListen @LockedOnNetwork @LockedOnNBAPods
podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how…11:08 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
Players to average 30+ PPG in the Finals:
Rick Barry
Allen Iverson
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Michael Jordan
Jerry West
Kevin Durant pic.twitter.com/yW3o7vkV5A10:05 AM

Bill Reiter @sportsreiter
On Kevin Durant, the diva-may-care who’d rather burn it all down than accept the difficulties of the NBA and realities he created cbssports.com/nba/news/why-k…10:02 AM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving’s relationship with the Nets coaching staff has been a wild ride…
A Thread 🧵
Back in 2019, KD claimed that one of the reasons he wanted to come to Brooklyn was because of head coach Kenny Atkinson (based on som YouTube research): pic.twitter.com/IMQZOEEpPn9:29 AM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Kevin Durant’s reported ultimatum and the Nets’ response: What it means for Durant’s trade request, the Heat and other teams around the league miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia…9:03 AM
Tom Ziller @teamziller
Went long on the latest news in this season of APOCALYPSE NETS. 🔓
Joe Tsai’s options:
1. Fire Marks & Nash
2. Trade KD & Kyrie
3. Change KD’s mind
4. Call KD’s bluff
I don’t think No. 4 is in the Nets’ best interest. But I’m rooting for it. ziller.substack.com/p/apocalypse-n…8:58 AM
Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
ICYMI: Kevin Durant gives an ultimatum and Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai reacts #NBA
https://t.co/0xoTbn8VVz pic.twitter.com/86t8oHY0Dl8:03 AM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Celtics, Heat, Raptors: Breaking down three leading Durant trade options nba.nbcsports.com/2022/08/09/cel…8:00 AM
Chris Sheridan @sheridanhoops
Who has the lesser communications team: The U.S. Justice Department, or Team Durant? – 7:37 AM
Nick Wright @getnickwright
As much as I wish we were leading with @FTFonFS1 with the total train wreck that is going to be the Patriots’ offense this year, I do think we are going to start with the latest in the KD saga… and how I think KD might’ve just checkmated Joe Tsai and the Nets. Can’t wait. – 7:02 AM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
KD: sign these players, trade away these players, give this guy a big contract, fire this guy, give up the future for that guy
Nets: done
KD: I don’t have faith in this front office – 10:18 PM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
Kevin Durant has reportedly given the Nets an ultimatum.
@Rick Kamla on why the Nets need to choose KD #NetsWorld pic.twitter.com/vEiBDDzw1Q10:12 PM

Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
Kyrie and KD for Anthony Davis – 10:07 PM
Alvaro Martin @AlvaroNBAMartin
Aunque un equipo se beneficiará pronto al incorporar a Kevin Durant entregando menos valor de lo que recibe en ese canje, 29 otros propietarios de la NBA deben estar llamando alarmados a Adam Silver. Empeoran las relaciones obrero-patronales. #Barrunto
youtube.com/watch?v=MlDPHm…10:06 PM
Ben Rohrbach @brohrbach
The only way you can consider Sean Marks a failed GM is to think entrusting his team to Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving was the failure. – 9:54 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Nets owner Joe Tsai responded to Kevin Durant’s reported demands on Monday night with a strong message masslive.com/celtics/2022/0…8:37 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
Kevin Durant after seeing Joe Tsai’s tweet pic.twitter.com/S7L8HzCUAo8:37 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Kevin Durant’s salary over the next four seasons:
2022-23: $42,969,845 (age 34)
2023-24: $46,407,433 (age 35)
2024-25: $49,856,021 (age 36)
2025-26: $53,282,608 (age 37) – 8:25 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Wonder if if New Orleans comes in with the “everything but Ingram” offer now.
That’s six picks, three swaps, Jonas, Graham, Alvarado, Herb and Daniels.
Does anyone beat that? Like is Jaylen on a two-year deal better than that? And how good is a CJ/Ingram/KD/Zion/Nance five? – 8:18 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
I leave for Hawaii in 9 days. I’m gonna need some resolution on the KD front before then please – 8:16 PM
Evan Sidery @esidery
With Joe Tsai backing Sean Marks and Steve Nash, this feels like a pivotal moment for the Kevin Durant sweepstakes eventually reaching its conclusion.
We’re officially six weeks away from training camps beginning. – 8:09 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Kyrie has had some amazing, incredible one-liners in his remarkable career, but this one was maybe the best:
“When I say I’m here with Kevin (Durant), I think that it really entails us managing this franchise together alongside Joe (Tsai) and Sean (Marks),” pic.twitter.com/j7w4b4b1dd8:07 PM

Austin Krell @NBAKrell
If Kevin Durant tells you there’s something you can do to salvage your franchise’s relationship with him, you pretty much have to take whatever that thing is into consideration, even if it’s dumping an exec/coach. – 7:47 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
How will Celtics fill out roster + more on KD rumors w/ @jacksobd | @WinningPlaysPod powered by @betonline_ag & @AthleticGreens twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…7:45 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Taking questions for tomorrow’s @TheCrossover Pod w/@Howard Beck. We’ll be addressing the latest KD bombshell — any others, fire away! – 7:11 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Jumping on @CBSSportsRadio now to talk Kevin Durant and the Nets. – 6:58 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Story on today’s news is up. Kevin Durant’s ultimatum to Joe Tsai raises more questions than answers on this whole matter. What to make of all this as training camp continues to get closer: theathletic.com/3488165/2022/0…6:47 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Jumping on @OverDrive1050/@TSN1050Radio in five minutes to talk about Kevin Durant’s double-down with Nets owner Joe Tsai. Join us. – 6:28 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
When Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving chose the Nets in the summer of 2019, and the Nets said “yes,” they failed to read the terms and conditions that come with these unique superstars. More for @NYDNSports nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…6:20 PM
Bill Simmons @BillSimmons
My July 3rd BS Pod with Russillo laid out the KD/Sean Marks situation and why it was heading for a bad place.
youtu.be/mxIGkhfy6PY5:00 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
Back in July, clairvoyant @Bill Simmons thought Sean Marks could get caught in the middle of the drama between KD and the Nets.
📼: https://t.co/PW8m8AJgs0 pic.twitter.com/Jks0tYRnPY4:59 PM

Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Kinda over Kevin Durant – 4:13 PM
Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Celtics, Raptors and Heat remain most significant candidates to complete a trade for Kevin Durant sportando.basketball/en/celtics-rap…4:13 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
New Dunc’d On Prime: Another jam-packed over 2 hour episode: Eastern Conference Offseason Grades 2022; KD vs Marks. Join @Danny Leroux
and me duncdon.supportingcast.fm4:09 PM
Barbara Barker @meanbarb
Report: Kevin Durant issues ultimatum of trade or get rid of Steve Nash and Sean Marks newsday.com/sports/basketb… via @Newsday4:02 PM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Now on @njdotcom
Kevin Durant tells Nets’ owner Joe Tsai: Trade me or fire Sean Marks and Steve Nash nj.com/nets/2022/08/k…3:58 PM
Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Kevin Durant tells Nets owner Tsai he must choose between him and the pairing Marks-Nash sportando.basketball/en/kevin-duran…3:57 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Report: Durant reiterates trade demand, gives owner Tsai ultimatum: Me or Nash, Marks nba.nbcsports.com/2022/08/08/rep…3:49 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
The Nets won more playoff games (1) in 2019, with Kenny Atkinson as head coach and Caris LeVert, Jarrett Allen, D’Angelo Russell on the roster, than they did in 2022 with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving on the roster.
And in 2019, Brooklyn had tons of cap space and all their picks – 3:29 PM
Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
Hawks, Grizzlies, and Raptors are my favorite Durant teams right now, but Brooklyn’s asking price might be too steep – 3:28 PM
Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
Atlanta Hawks Trade for Kevin Durant Somehow Challenge – 3:25 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
For what it’s worth, I can’t speak to Kevin Durant being close with Nick Nurse, per se, but it does seem like he respects Nick and the Raptors. He praised the way Nurse coaches last season – 3:19 PM
Ryan McDonald @ryanwmcdonald
Kevin Durant reportedly gives the Brooklyn Nets an ultimatum https://t.co/Ek9JbiapEu pic.twitter.com/ALZS9QKG8s3:17 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Today’s Kevin Durant news, and the reported fact he doesn’t want to work with Steve Nash, seemingly makes the Sept. 26 start of camp a Brooklyn deadline for a deal. Otherwise . . . awkward. So at least now we have somewhat of a roadmap and timetable. – 3:15 PM
Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
Durant will be 34 next season, his 16th year of service. He’s had several major injuries and fallouts with former teams.
He’s also Kevin ****ing Durant. – 3:14 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
New: Some thoughts on the latest from @Shams Charania that mentions the Celtics as one of the top 3 ‘significant candidates’ to land Kevin Durant next to a pair of East rivals masslive.com/celtics/2022/0…3:05 PM
Sopan Deb @SopanDeb
love to professionally call a meeting with my company’s owner to demand my co workers be fired after those co workers have pretty much let me do what i want.
the durant thing is amazing – 3:04 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Summer of 2019: Kevin Durant signs with Sean Marks-led Nets.
Summer of 2020: Kevin Durant vouches for Steve Nash.
Summer of 2021: Kevin Durant signs $200 million extension with Marks/Nash-led Nets.
Summer of 2022: pic.twitter.com/V7D0YxFFyH2:56 PM
Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
The Nets are in a position to compete for a title because of Durant. With respect to Nash and Marks, this feels like a no brainer. – 2:50 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
Kevin Durant to Joe Tsai this morning pic.twitter.com/3RSzcrAf2N2:45 PM

Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
Sean Marks going to end up sending KD to Sacramento for junk just as payback – 2:44 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Hasn’t Joe Tsai done everything Kevin Durant wanted him to do already? Or am I crazy? – 2:40 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
With all that being said about picking between KD or the coach and GM, I’d keep an eye on the Kyrie situation again
Not a report lol – 2:38 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Didn’t Nash get the job pretty much entirely because KD wanted him? It wasn’t even known that he was interested in being a head coach before that. – 2:35 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
No mention of the Suns in that Shams article. Lists the Celtics, Heat and Raptors as the “most significant” trade partners, and also provides Tsai with a pathway to keeping KD around. Less than ideal! – 2:35 PM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
In a meeting with Nets owner Joe Tsai, Kevin Durant reiterated his trade request and informed Tsai that Tsai needs to choose between Durant or the pairing of general manager Sean Marks and coach Steve Nash, sources say.
Story: theathletic.com/3485297/2022/0…2:31 PM

More on this storyline

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the meeting took place this past Saturday, and Kevin Durant indicated that he could stay with Brooklyn if general manager Sean Marks and coach Steve Nash were no longer there. Understandably, peers of Marks and Nash were not happy. “I get that players have more power these days, but I think it’s a little too far if he’s out here trying to get Steve fired,” said one coach, who was quickly reminded of Magic Johnson’s fingerprints on Paul Westhead’s firing back in November of 1981 and other power plays, some of which may well have been justified. -via Heavy.com / August 9, 2022
The head of basketball ops from another club was similarly displeased. “Livid,” he said. “Livid. He and Kyrie (Irving) basically told Sean they were coming (as free agents in 2019), and Sean did pretty much everything they wanted after that. Signing DeAndre Jordan for four years? That’s something Kyrie and KD wanted. Getting James Harden? Then getting a guy who should be a perfect complement to them (Ben Simmons) when Harden wanted out? Sean did all that.” -via Heavy.com / August 9, 2022
However, when asked if he would welcome Durant to his own club should he be attainable at a fair price, the exec paused and laughed. “Well … ” he said. “OK, you got me there. But, see, that’s the part of this that will always be hard for some people to grasp. I’m talking about the fans who just see the players as employees. These guys are not interchangeable parts. You can’t just plug in someone else to do what KD does.” -via Heavy.com / August 9, 2022

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