“KD Won’t Talk to These Superstars but He’ll Argue on Twitter”: Kevin Durant Goes Radio Silent Following Massive Trade Request; Leaves NBA Fans Baffled

Published 07/07/2022, 10:00 AM EDT
Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) brings the ball up court against the Philadelphia 76ers during the first quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

There is no predicting when this Kevin Durant and Brooklyn Nets saga will conclude. Every day, however, a new update concerning the superstar’s future floods the internet. Since Kyrie Irving exercised his player option with the Nets and Durant demanded a trade, the rumor mill has been buzzing with trade talks involving the two superstars.

With Durant’s future with the Nets hanging in the balance, numerous superstars may be seeking to gauge his interest in joining forces. And why not? Having the talents of a human sniper like him arguably elevates a team to championship contender status. However, recent developments indicate that Durant isn’t interested in hearing pitches from other superstars.

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According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, several players have tried to get in touch with Kevin Durant. The forward, however, has “gone dark”, since requesting a trade with the Nets’ front office.

The analyst further stated that KD has only communicated with his inner circle as he awaits his next destination. Durant may not be returning phone calls or texts, but he has been active on Twitter. He congratulated Chet Holmgren on his spectacular Summer League debut.

Durant will eventually have to come out from his bunker and engage in discussion with teams. There is no telling where he will take his talents or what trade package will convince the Brooklyn Nets to let him leave.

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Kevin Durant going underground has fans perplexed

Kevin Durant caused a stir a few weeks ago when he demanded a trade from the Brooklyn Nets. However, his subsequent disappearance has everyone puzzled. The latest update from the KD-Nets saga has left fans on Twitter scratching their heads.

The Nets will not let go of Durant until their asking price is met

Since Kevin Durant demanded a trade, the majority of NBA teams have gone over their books to determine whether they have the assets to acquire him.

With Rudy Gobert‘s trade to the Minnesota Timberwolves fetching the Utah Jazz four first-round picks and five players, one can only imagine what the Nets would want in return for their ace.

Durant named the Phoenix Suns and the Miami Heat as his preferred destinations if a trade takes place. The Nets though, are taking their time and are in no rush until their asking price is met. According to NBA Insider Shams Charania, the Nets won’t let Durant go until they get what they seek in return.

“They’re open in dialogue and they’re open to teams like Toronto, Phoenix, Miami making offers, but until they get that price threshold met, they’re not gonna move,” Charania said.

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“This is what they’re telling teams. ‘We’re not going to move Kevin Durant until the price is met,'” he added.

Durant’s future in Brooklyn is hanging by a thread. However, as things currently stand, that thread does not appear to be breaking anytime soon.

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Ritvik Malhotra

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Ritvik is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication from Amity University, Ritvik has finally got his foot in the door as a professional sports writer. He previously interned at another media house where he authored over 150 soccer articles, but he is now writing about his primary obsession, basketball.

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