NBA: An earthquake caused by Kevin Durant?
While he requested his transfer a few weeks ago, the case of Kevin Durant could very soon shake things up in the NBA. The owners are tired of being pressured by their players to transfer. At the end of the coming season, they could decide to disengage from the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the League’s collective agreement.
What if the Kevin Durant case caused a real upheaval within the NBA ? Number 7 of Brooklyn Nets let his executives know several weeks ago that he wanted to leave the franchise and pursue his career elsewhere. But for now, he is still part of the New York team. I have to say that Sean MarksGeneral Manager of net, ask a lot for his player. Whether Miami and phoenix tried their luck, they have since pulled out of the negotiations. The latest formation to have tried to attract the former member of the Golden State Warriors stay the Boston Celtics.
“The Nets are probably waiting for Kevin Durant’s clan to realize all this”
The Massachusetts franchise offered Jaylen Brown, Derrick White and a draft pick in exchange for Kevin Durant. An offer refused brooklyn wishing that Marcus Smart is integrated into the trade, which Boston has refused. There seem to be very few options left for the 33-year-old winger now. The latter could also be forced to stay one more season. ” The Nets are likely waiting for Kevin Durant’s clan to realize all of this, and for KD to withdraw their trade request. Brooklyn has not given up on this scenario according to sources. The suitors themselves, wait for the Nets to finally capitulate and realize that a reunion is impossible “, recently declared Zach Lowe, journalist at ESPN.
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Another year in Brooklyn?
A trend confirmed by New York Post. According to the daily, Sean Marks would in fact have no intention of giving in During to another franchise. If he accepted her trade request, it would only be for the purpose of avoiding any conflict. Which might explain why he’s still at the net at present. By asking too high a consideration for his player, he would thus block him at brooklyn. Especially since During ” ain’t one to sit around all season. He could resign himself to staying with the netat least for one more season.
Towards a new lockout?
But the case Kevin Durant could achieve more than just a transfer. Indeed, the events of the past few weeks would be too much for franchise owners NBA. While the latter, like the players, will have the opportunity to disengage from the CBA (Collective Bargaining Agreement), collective agreement of the League, at the end of the season, the New York Post indicates that it is not impossible that we are moving towards a new lockout. As a reminder, this term is used when the players go on strike, as was the case in 2011. According to the New York daily, the owners want to regain control over certain aspects and stop being pressured by their players in order to be transferred. Some being ready to refuse to play, like Ben Simmons at Philadelphia Last year. It remains to be seen what exactly their demands will be, but it will certainly be a file to watch at the end of the 2022-2023 season.