Kevin Durant is staying with the Brooklyn Nets.
Nets general manager Sean Marks released a statement Tuesday morning saying that Durant and the team “have agreed to move forward with our partnership. We are focusing on basketball, with one collective goal in mind: build a lasting franchise to bring a championship to Brooklyn.”
Durant requested a trade in late June, and he reportedly made an ultimatum to ownership in July that involved trading him or firing both Marks and head coach Steve Nash. Nets owner Joe Tsai publicly announced his commitment to Nash and Marks shortly after those reports surfaced.
The Grizzlies have made ‘new inquiries’ to the Nets in trading for Kevin Durant, per @ShamsCharania
Memphis has five first-round draft picks they can include in a trade pic.twitter.com/Ubl3rPvVdI
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 22, 2022
Steve Nash, Joe Tsai and Sean Marks met with Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman in Los Angeles on Monday and have decided to move forward with partnership, Nets say.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 23, 2022