Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets are at a deadlock after a month into free agency. He forced Brooklyn into negotiations with other teams in the league, especially Miami and Phoenix. Both the teams were on his list of ideal destinations, after submitting his trade request this summer.
But despite weeks of talks, Brian Windhorst suggests why the Nets are having problems finding a trade partner. On NBA Today, he revealed the most recent information regarding the two-time Finals MVP.
“[Kevin] Durant’s price is so high that nobody can afford to pay it… Right now, everybody waiting for the price to get lower. I’m not hearing anything changing as far as the demand phase of this process.”
"[Kevin] Durant's price is so high that nobody can afford to pay it… Right now, everybody waiting for the price to get lower. I'm not hearing anything changing as far as the demand phase of this process."
— Brian Windhorst on the Kevin Durant trade rumors#NBATwitter pic.twitter.com/uvimXLAm4r
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The 33-year-old Durant is undoubtedly among the top basketball players. He shot 51.8 percent for 29.9 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 6.4 assists a game last season.
Does Miami Heat have a chance to sign Durant?
Every team in the NBA would obviously love to have Durant, but the Miami Heat have long been the favorites to sign the Nets forward. When asked about the rumor, Heat player Max Strus said:
“I try not to get too into it. Obviously, you see it, and people ask you about it. But I’ll wait until it happens. If something happens, it happens. But, yeah, how can you not want a guy like Kevin Durant? He’s a once-in-a-generation type player and a great player in the game and one of the best of all time. I’m excited to see what happens and I hope the best for him and the best for our team. That’s all that really matters.”
Sadly, the asking price is too high at the moment, and teams are waiting for the Nets to drop it before making a deal. It’s unclear what that implies for Durant moving forward, but it’s obvious that the current market will not help him.