The Brooklyn Nets announced on Tuesday that their star Kevin Durant together with the organization have agreed to continue their run and hunt for a championship and to move on from the trade drama that has become the hot topic and dominated the NBA headlines for almost a couple of months. Bringing the Larry O’Brien trophy to the Barclays Center is a “one collective goal in mind” both for Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets. To know more about your favorite best NBA players, you can follow us here at 12BET.
The Brooklyn Nets will return next season with a renewed trust and relationship with their All-Star forward representing the team with an aspiration of Championship. Last season, the Nets faced an up and down season despite being a championship favorite. Injuries and inside drama (the Harden trade) hindered the team from achieving such a successful season. The team almost miss the playoffs and had to go in play-ins against the young Cleveland Cavaliers squad before being bounced out of the first round of the playoffs against the Boston Celtics (4-0) led by the trio of Tatum, Brown, and Smart. Catch next season’s action from every NBA team here!
With the stay of Kevin Durant on the Nets, the rumors and speculation about his next team destination has already panned out – making the interest of Lakers and Grizzlies also closing out the trade. There’s no clear reason or motive as to why Kevin Durant wanted to leave the organization, may it be the refusal of Nets to give contract extension for Kyrie Irving or the Nets being left-off to five Christmas games and the decrease of game telecast on ABC and ESPN.
Brooklyn will remain a top contending team in the East, and in the whole NBA. Last season, despite having bad playoff stats, he still average a franchise-record 29.9 points last season before being sideline for 21 games, affecting Nets performance on the standings. With Ben Simmons expected to play after sitting the whole 2021/2022 season after a trade from Philadelphia, the Nets will have an outstanding trio in Irving, Simmons, and Durant along with supporting cast including the comeback of three point specialist in Joe Harris after suffering a left ankle surgery and only playing 14 games, also with Nicolas Claxton, Kessler Edwards, the veteran guard Patty Mills, and with the new additions of TJ Warren, Edmond Sumner, and the 3 and D wingman solid role player from Utah Jazz, Royce O’ Neale.
“[Coach] Steve Nash and I, together with [governors] Joe Tsai and Clara Wu Tsai, met with Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman in Los Angeles yesterday,” Marks said in a statement. “We 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,” according to the statement from Sean Marks, Brooklyn Nets general manager, cited on ESPN.
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