Kevin Durant might end up holding out before training camp if not traded.
The Brooklyn Nets star told owner Joe Tsai that the team needs to fire general manager Sean Marks and head coach Steve Nash if they want to keep him around. Tsai has already responded by showing support for his coach and GM.
Our front office and coaching staff have my support. We will make decisions in the best interest of the Brooklyn Nets.
— Joe Tsai (@joetsai1999) August 8, 2022
Kristian Winfield of the Daily News is now reporting that a source told him that Durant, who is currently contract for the next four years, may end up holding out if he doesn’t get traded by the team.
That has been the prevailing belief — that Durant, a 12-time All-Star and two-time NBA Finals MVP, is above the idea of holding out of camp because he is a master of his craft and a lover of the game. A source, however, pushed back on the idea that Durant will show up to training camp in September if his request goes unfulfilled.
As of now, there doesn’t appear to be any trades imminent for Durant, so things could get interesting when the season nears.