Kevin Durant to meet with Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai this week
It’s unclear if the meeting is supposed to repair a sour relationship after Durant wanted to be transferred with four years left on his deal.
A meeting between Kevin Durant and Joe Tsai, the owner of the Brooklyn Nets, is expected to take place in the coming days, according to Steve Bulpett of Heavy.com. It has been more than a month since the star forward Kevin Durant requested a trade out of Brooklyn, and there is no indication that any deal is imminent.
Bulpett’s source stated, “What I’m hearing is that KD is going to meet with the owner this week. He’s going to go directly to the owner, Joe Tsai, sometime this week. We’ll see how that works.”
What if the meeting with Nets owner happens?
Assuming such a meeting occurs, it is unknown what would result from it. Durant probably wants to reaffirm his desire to be moved and inquire about the status of the situation. However, it is also conceivable that he might withdraw his transfer request if he receives specific assurances from Tsai and the Nets.
“I have no idea what’s going to come of that meeting,” the source told Bulpett. “There are some things that KD is unhappy about, and I’m not sure any of that gets fixed here. But maybe it does.”
ESPN and The Athletic claimed on Monday that the Celtics had discussed a potential trade with the Nets and were willing to add Jaylen Brown to their offer. This is the most current credible rumor regarding the Durant chase.
No trade in sight for KD
Since late June, when news broke that Durant desired a move, the Nets have very probably been involved in trade discussions. However, Brooklyn has been wanting high-caliber players and several first-round draft picks in exchange for the 12-time All-Star and former league MVP, and no one has yet offered a package comparable to this.
Nevertheless, if Brooklyn is unable to obtain its desired return for Durant and Irving, it may be forced to begin the season with them in the hopes that things work out on the court or that better trade offers surface