Business talks involving Kevin Durant And the Keri Irving The doldrums are still in the doldrums even as all of the league’s GMs gather together in Las Vegas, he writes Brian Lewis from the New York Post. The Networks Determined to be patient and not give up on either player without getting what they want in return, Lewis adds.
Lewis describes any Durant discussions as “only at the talking stage, and likely of the not very serious kind.” It is reported that Brooklyn focused on moving Durant first because Lakers Seems to be Irving’s only real market and the nets will have to take it back Russell WestbrookA salary of $47 million, which could limit Durant’s flexibility in the deal.
Rumors involving the Warriors As a potential landing site for Durant it appears to have cooled off, Lewis notes. Stephen Curry He addressed the situation obliquely on Saturday, dismissing the “rumor mill” and adding, “I like where we are” in terms of the current roster.
Here are some other notes regarding Durant and Irving:
- Regardless of what the payoff is, the Durant era will be remembered as a “miserable failure” of network management, Lewis adds in separate piece. Although the process could take weeks or even months, Lewis does not believe speculation that Durant and Irving might eventually play Brooklyn again or claim that wild birds You won’t be separated from her Scotty Barnes in the Durant deal.
- Both The Nets and the teams they speak with are cautious about putting Durant’s trade together, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link), who adds that there is no guarantee that a deal will be reached before the end of the summer league. “If you’re a Nets, you can see how far some teams will go,” Voinarovsky said, And if you feel like they’ve gone as far as they can go with you, is that good enough for Kevin Durant? Because in any scenario you probably don’t get value for Kevin Durant. There’s no deal where you can say, ‘Hey, we’re better than this.’ . It’s the best you can get. And again with the four years left on his contract, you can wait for it to expire.”
- Chris Hines of Yahoo Sports said Durant refuses to listen to pitches recruiting from other players across the league. audio notation. Haynes adds that, other than occasional posts on Twitter, Durant is not in contact with anyone outside his inner circle. “Many stars have tried to contact him to choose his mind to see if he would think of other ways,” Haynes said. “I just want to know what he’s thinking…. It’s become a dark KD. He’s not talking to anyone. Not answering anyone’s phone calls, not answering texts, it’s darkened KD.”
- Kyle Gunn of the Orange County Register of Athletic NBA said the Lakers may be divided over whether to pursue Irving at all. audio notation. Goon heard that LeBron James He wants to trade for Irving, but the others in the organization would rather use their assets to try to get it Friends Hield And the Miles Turner From Pacers.
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