Kevin Durant Rumors

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Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant
Position: F
Born: 09/29/88
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:230 lbs. / 104.3 kg.
Salary: $37,199,000
Then, there’s his social media reach. 40 million followers on his social media channels and another 800,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel. Lots of marketing potential there. How successful has he been? Buried in the Basketball Network report is this line… “In ’19 alone, Durant earned $35 million solely from his off-court investments. Owning one of the most wide-ranging investment portfolios in the NBA, it’s only a matter of time before KD cashes out on those.”
“I just feel like you have to find the right pieces if you’re gonna go get a third scorer,” Carter said. “If you’re gonna go get three guys who really demand the ball, that gets tough after a while. One if not two guys of your Big 3 tend to become unhappy sometimes. If they buy into that, then it’s a possibility. If they don’t, then a Big 3 doesn’t work. You just have three big names who really can’t co-exist because they all want to be alpha dogs. I think that’s the biggest thing. You have to bring a Big 3 that can coexist and complement each other. “I feel like a guy like DeAndre Jordan, somebody like that putting pressure on the rim. It’s not enough basketballs out there if you put three big names out there on the floor, so it takes a lot to think about.” DeAndre Jordan is the Nets third star, according to Vince Carter.
Carter likened the Nets as currently constructed to the Lakers. “I want to see them work together because now I kind of look at them like Anthony Davis and LeBron James.. If Kevin Durant is rolling and a team sends the double, well guess who gets the ball now? Kyrie Irving,” he said laughing. “And then you have a bunch of shooters and a bunch of young guys who play hard. I think because they have a lot of talent, it’s going to allow them to play more freely.”
Speaking on “The Joe Budden Podcast” over the weekend, Durant was asked about the Houston swingman’s reported bedroom visit from a female COVID-19 testing official who worked in the bubble. Although the incident resulted in House missing three games against the Lakers and being booted early from Orlando (the Rockets were eliminated shortly after), Durant didn’t object too much to House’s actions. “If you’ve been in a bubble away from some action for three months? I mean, you can’t blame him, dog,” said Durant, the Nets star who is recovering from a ruptured Achilles and did not partake in the bubble postseason with Brooklyn. “And I heard it was no females at all outside of [COVID testers.] The maids were all men, there was nothing but men around.
Storyline: Danuel House Incident
With Nash having been a longtime confidant of Durant, there’s been a persistent perception that Durant picked his friend, while Irving had been somewhat less than sold on the decision. Durant called into the Joe Budden podcast Saturday and insisted he didn’t make the final call, but backed it along with Irving. “First of all, I didn’t pick the Nets coach. We’ve got people in place that do that. I just supported it: Me and Kyrie,” said Durant. “We’re always on the same page. He’s just a hooper. It doesn’t matter.”
When Budden said that he’d hoped Durant would be in New York for the podcast, the Nets star replied that he was in California since “the Nets (are) out here working out, so I had to stay. A few of us, four or five of us, out here.” Durant, Irving and some other Nets – of both the Brooklyn and Long Island variety, like Spencer Dinwiddie, Devin Cannady and Jaylen Hands – have been working out in Los Angeles. Director of player development Adam Harrington, Durant’s longtime shooting coach, was with them, with Blake Griffin and Allonzo Trier joining in training and playing full-court.