Kevin Durant May Be Leaving The Nets Amid Kyrie Irving Controversy

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Kevin Durant Distancing From Nets

Kevin Durant is currently reportedly pulling away from the Nets as Kyrie Irving’s relationship with the team continues to deteriorate. 

Kevin Durant Distancing From Nets

Last week, the star Brooklyn guard revealed his list of preferred destinations in the event that the two sides are unable to reach an agreement. 

Kevin Durant May Be Leaving The Nets Amid Kyrie Irving Controversy

Durant hasn’t been with the Nets in weeks, according to Logan Murdock of The Ringer, who claimed as much on The Mismatch podcast on Friday.

Irving is a close friend of Durant and one of the reasons the former league MVP came to Brooklyn. However, Irving only played 33 games this season because he did not receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Murdock claims that Durant has not been luring free agents to Brooklyn as of late because of the escalating hostilities between Irving and the top management. 

Durant simply asked Brooklyn officials how the team would compete for a championship if Irving left; he hasn’t yet made a trade request.

Adam Harrington, a staff assistant and former personal trainer for Durant, was also fired by the Nets, said Murdock, who was not happy.

Murdock claims that Durant hasn’t been luring free agents to Brooklyn as of late because of the escalating hostilities between Irving and the front management. 

Kevin Durant Distancing From Nets

Durant simply asked Brooklyn officials how the team would compete for a championship if Irving left; he hasn’t yet made a trade request.

Murdock added that Adam Harrington, a team assistant and former personal trainer of Durant, was also fired by the Nets. Durant wasn’t happy.

On his “The ETC” podcast on Friday, Durant stated that he had “no participation at all” and intends to remain out of the Nets’ negotiations with Irving.

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Durant remarked, “This is the man’s livelihood. “I am considerably smaller than this. One of the most crucial periods in your professional life is when you are a free agent. That is unassailable by anyone else. While I wait for the right moment.

Furthermore, Kevin Durant says he’s staying out of Kyrie Irving’s talks at ‘perilous’ Nets time.

Kevin Durant stated that he has not and will not participate in Kyrie Irving’s free agency. He’s simply anticipating the result.

Expectably difficult negotiations between Irving and the Nets have given rise to several rumors that Durant would follow his friend out the door if Irving goes. Durant, meanwhile, claims he’s keeping his distance.

To exercise his $36 million player option for the upcoming season, Irving has until this Wednesday. He would become an unrestricted free agent if he rejects. 

Gonzalez omitted a question about whether Durant would request a trade if Irving left, and the former MVP opted not to respond. Durant wants to hear how general manager Sean Marks expects to build a contender after Irving, but he hasn’t told the Nets he’d like to leave in that situation.

In June 2019, Irving and Durant traveled as a pair to Brooklyn.

Durant and the Nets agreed to a four-year, $198 million agreement last summer, and it will begin this coming season. Due to Irving’s resistance to vaccination, contract extension talks last offseason fell down.

Irving only played 29 games last season as a result of his refusal, and since joining the Nets, he has only participated in 103 of a potential 226 regular-season games.

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They, therefore, want to safeguard themselves by offering him a shorter contract while Irving is requesting a longer max agreement.

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