Kevin Durant bidding war ‘isn’t really hot right now’
Kevin Durant has a business request public for more than a weekAnd yet the Brooklyn Nets superstar isn’t moved.
Even though Durant is arguably the best player in the NBA, it’s not always easy to land these deals. Nets are seeking a massive package in any potential Durant trade.
Reports suggest the Nets are seeking a Young star and more than three first round picks,
What’s the latest on Durant’s future in Brooklyn?
Well, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, there’s a lot of interest in Durant, but so far neither team has stepped up with an offer from the likes of the Nets.
Windhorst on Thursday’s morning show “Get Up!” “When the Nets put him on the market, I think they thought there was going to be a tremendous bidding war,” I said.
“And while there’s a lot of interest, from what I can tell, the bidding war isn’t really hot right now. The teams have made their offers and they don’t really feel the need to raise them.
Maybe we’ll see that coming out of the Summer League. A little action, over the next few days all the officers are gathering in Las Vegas and the action may resume there.
Windhorst also pointed to a trade between the Utah Jazz and the Minnesota Timberwolves involving Rudy Gobert, which made the Durant deal a little harder to pull off.
“There have been a few things that have made it even more complicated, including the Utah Jazz,” Windhorst said.
The Jazz made this trade with Rudy Gobert last week, where he got an incredible run of the draft, to which the Nets respond by saying, ‘Now Durant’s price just got high.
And the rest of the league is saying ‘We don’t think so. We don’t want to pay that price. We didn’t like that trade.'”
Nets have time on their side. Durantso Four-year, $194 million contract extension This upcoming season is just starting.
He won’t be a free agent until the summer of 2026. Even though it may be better for both sides if Durant is traded ahead of the 2022-23 campaign, the Nets need not rush the process and accept an unfavorable deal.