The Brooklyn Nets have been informing groups that they don’t plan to commerce Kevin Durant forward of Thursday’s deadline, however they might even have a tough time making strikes to enhance the roster round him.
ESPN’s Brian Windhorst stated on his “Brian Windhorst & The Hoop Collective” podcast this week (by way of Bleacher Report’s Mike Chiari) that groups have been reluctant to interact in commerce talks with the Nets. The explanation for that’s rivals don’t wish to assist the Nets enhance their roster in any method, as which may result in them convincing Durant to remain in Brooklyn.
The Nets landed Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith, a first-round choose and two second-round picks once they traded Kyrie Irving to the Dallas Mavericks. They’re possible making an attempt to make use of a few of these items to make different offers that may assist them stay in competition. Rival groups that wish to pry Durant away from Brooklyn would possibly view any commerce with the Nets that doesn’t contain the two-time NBA Finals MVP as counterproductive.
We all know there are groups which have an curiosity in buying and selling for Durant, however the Nets don’t sound able to blow up their roster. They’re 32-22 and wish to win this season.
Brooklyn refused to commerce Durant over the summer time regardless of his request, so there is no such thing as a purpose they’d have the motivation to take action now. But when they wish to make strikes earlier than Thursday to raised place themselves for a title run, which will show to be tough.