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Kevin Durant was one of the hottest topics in NBA transfer news for a while, but now he seems locked in to staying with the Brooklyn Nets.
On Tuesday, Nets general manager Sean Marks announced Durant would stay with the franchise.
Two months ago, Kevin Durant reportedly requested a trade from the Nets, but Marks announced the star forward would remain on social media.
“Steve Nash and I, together with Joe Tsai and Clara Wu Tsai, met with Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman in Los Angeles yesterday,” revealed Marks.
“We have agreed to move forward with our partnership.”
“We are focusing on basketball, with one collective goal in mind: build a lasting franchise to bring a championship to Brooklyn.”
What this means
The announcement puts out the fire in the 2022 offseason for the Nets, which began with concerns over Kyrie Irving’s future with the Nets.
The situation escalated to complete collapse when Kevin Durant officially asked for an exchange, despite having a four-year contract left.
Whether the announcement will mark the end of Durant’s feud with the Nets remains to be seen, but it appears the two agree on their immediate future together.
Irving and Durant
According to The Athletic, the Brooklyn Nets have spoken to teams about their plan to keep Irving for the season.
However, they also reported that the Memphis Grizzlies are in business talks for Durant this week.
With the recent announcement, it looks like the Brooklyn Nets will bring the two anchors back to their 2022 squad.
They also expect a healthy Ben Simmons to return to court as well.