While Kevin Durant had requested his transfer at the beginning of the summer, the Brooklyn Nets announced on Tuesday that their star winger would continue his adventure with the New York franchise next season.
The mountain finally gave birth to a mouse. A little less than two months after the revelation of his departure desires, Kevin Durant will finally stay at the Brooklyn Nets, assures the New York franchise in a press release published on Tuesday.
“We have decided to move forward with our collaboration, proclaims the general manager of the Nets, Sean Marks, in the press release. We are focused on basketball with a common goal in mind: to build a team over time to bring back a title in Brooklyn. »
The announcement of his desires to leave had shaken the start of free agency
On June 30, the announcement of his desire to leave the Nets caused a real explosion in the world of the NBA, when the market for free agents had just opened its doors.
NBA superstar, two-time champion (2017 and 2018) with the Golden State Warriors, Durant seemed determined to look elsewhere to try to win a new ring. Following a pitiful elimination in the first round of the playoffs against the Boston Celtics (four wins to nil) and the break-up of the Big Three formed with Harden (left for the Sixers in the middle of last season) and Irving, KD did not feel then not the Nets capable of going all the way to the NBA title.
To stay in Brooklyn, the 33-year-old star would have even asked for the departure of coach Steve Nash and that of Sean Marks. But the owner of the Nets, Joe Tsai, had then given his support to the tandem. Barring a huge turnaround, the three men will therefore all find themselves at the franchise’s training camp shortly.