Kevin Durant Reportedly Wants to Stay with Nets Without Kyrie Irving

KD and Kyrie no longer buddies?

Kevin Durant has publicly supported friend and teammate Kyrie Irving then requested a trade from the Nets, reportedly because he disliked the way Kyrie was being treated by the NBA franchise.

But what if Durant had the complete opposite reason for requesting a trade?

Dave McMenamin of ESPN:

“There’s a school of thought, speaking to people around the league, that they think that the Durant trade request wasn’t actually about him getting out of Brooklyn. It was about getting Kyrie out of Brooklyn.”

Durant signed a four-year contract extension with the Nets when Irving wouldn’t sign his own extension. Durant then requested a trade after Irving opted in to return to the Nets.

That’s all pretty telling.

Maybe this is why KD wants out.


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