Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks announced Tuesday that any trade discussions about Kevin Durant are over, adding the two parties are “focusing on basketball” and working “to bring a championship to Brooklyn” as reported by ESPN Senior NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski. (Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)
Durant and his manager, Rich Kleiman, reportedly met with a Nets collective of Marks, head coach Steve Nash, and owners Joe and Clara Wu Sai Los Angeles on Monday. The two groups “agreed to move forward with [their] partnership…with one collective goal in mind.” That goal being to “build a lasting franchise to bring a championship to Brooklyn.” Durant remains under contract in Brooklyn for four more seasons under the four-year, $198 million extension he signed in 2021. Durant, who averaged 29.9 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 6.4 assists in 55 games last season, appears to have accepted his fate and is committed to Brooklyn for the foreseeable future. He will head into his 15th NBA as a first-round talent, likely a top-5 selection, in most fantasy formats.