Windhorst on the Kevin Durant trade front: Nothing has happened, Durant does not have leverage

Windhorst on the Kevin Durant trade front: Nothing has happened, Durant does not have leverage

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Windhorst on the Kevin Durant trade front: Nothing has happened, Durant does not have leverage

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What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
New @FrontOfficeShow is up! @Trevor_Lane and I fire the Kevin Cannon and talk some KD news, then we get into the NBA Christmas Day schedule. And to wrap the show, we talk about the Detroit Pistons offseason! Watch, like and subscribe below. 20K subs soon! PM
Iggy weighs in on KD 👀
(via @pointforward) PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
What is next in Kevin Durant trade saga? Test of wills at training camp.…12:49 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
My Monday Musings offer the latest from the Durant Trade Watch … and the Nets’ ill-fated attempt to wrest control of the franchise they haven’t had for three seasons:…12:36 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Who wins this series?
Team International:
— Luka Doncic
— Andrew Wiggins
— Giannis Antetokounmpo
— Joel Embiid
— Nikola Jokic
Team USA:
— Steph Curry
— Kawhi Leonard
— LeBron James
— Kevin Durant
— Anthony Davis PM

Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
“He might start the year in Brooklyn.”
Tim Legler is starting to think that all the Kevin Durant news the last 6 weeks won’t lead to any trade
@LegsESPN | @Vincent Goodwill AM

Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
I’m taking two weeks of vacation starting tomorrow and I’m going to try my damndest not to do a single piece of work in that time. In other words, expect resolution on the Kevin Durant situation by noon tomorrow. – 9:14 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Forwards in the NBA last season to play 2,000 minutes, score 1,000 points, and maintain a 60+ TS%:
Mikal Bridges
Harrison Barnes
Aaron Gordon – 8:42 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Most All-Star + All-NBA selections over the last 10 seasons:
20 — LeBron James
17 — James Harden
16 — Kevin Durant, Steph Curry PM

Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
“Winning helps camouflage any bad feelings.”
Jeff Van Gundy tells @Frank Isola and @Mitch Lawrence the situation between Kevin Durant and the Nets can be fine if the 2x Finals MVP stays in Brooklyn PM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
What is the latest on the Kevin Durant trade rumors?
@Kristian Winfield joins @Amin Elhassan & @Jason Jackson on NBA Insiders to discuss some of the possibilities for Brooklyn. PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Kevin Durant is back having fun on Twitter, ‘I #ruinedthegame?’…2:32 PM
Alexis Morgan @alexismorgan
The KD ruined the league talk by going to the Warriors is always so funny to me especially when looking at ratings. The first year he went to the Warriors, the NBA finals had the most viewers since 1998 & the 2022 Finals had 3M less viewers than KD’s last season with GS. – 11:23 AM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
“He has no reason not to trust them”
@Brian Scalabrine weighs in on the rumors that Kevin Durant gave the Nets an ultimatum AM

More on this storyline

If Durant hasn’t been traded by then, there is a growing expectation in league circles that he will continue trying to cause as much of a ruckus behind the scenes to try to prod the Nets into lowering their asking price at last to facilitate a deal. If it wasn’t apparent by now, he really wants that trade to Phoenix or Miami or maybe even Boston or Philadelphia, no matter what it does to his reputation when he hasn’t played a single game yet under the four-year, $194 million contract extension signed in August 2021. -via / August 15, 2022

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