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Nets’ Sean Marks looking for king’s ransom in return for Kevin Durant

Nets’ Sean Marks looking for king’s ransom in return for Kevin Durant

The Spurs received three first-round picks for Dejounte Murray and the Jazz topped that by essentially bringing back five for Rudy Gobert — setting the bar for Kevin Durant. The Nets are holding out for an Elon Musk-level fortune in return for their star, who has demanded a trade, and they could get it.  No, …

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Vardon: Nets' Joseph Tsai had reason to be furious before Kevin Durant trade request. Here's why

Vardon: Nets’ Joseph Tsai had reason to be furious before Kevin Durant trade request. Here’s why

Kyrie Irving’s decision this week to opt into the final year of his deal in Brooklyn did not soothe Kevin Durant’s wandering mind. Durant asked to be traded on the opening day of NBA free agency, even though Irving took the $37 million sitting in front of him without any trade stipulations attached. The Nets …

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Kevin Durant wants out. How did the Nets go from super-team to a KD trade request?

Kevin Durant wants out. How did the Nets go from super-team to a KD trade request?

It started as a clean sweep and ended up a disaster. Three years to the day after Kevin Durant committed to the Nets alongside Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan, the 6-foot-10 forward requested a trade from the organization. The Athletic’s Shams Charania first reported the news on Thursday. Brooklyn is starting free agency, which tipped …

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Top NBA free agents and where everything stands at the start of free agency

Top NBA free agents and where everything stands at the start of free agency

The thing about 2022 free agency is that we’ve already had an awful lot of action considering we haven’t even hit the “free agency” part of the program yet. Player transactions are going back and forth despite that in the form of player trades and contract extensions, even though nobody can agree to a deal …

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Kyrie Irving-Nets soap opera far from over despite opt-in

Kyrie Irving-Nets soap opera far from over despite opt-in

In what amounted to a stare-down between Kyrie Irving and the Nets, his employer won. With Brooklyn unwilling to give him a long-term max deal and Irving unable to get one elsewhere, he settled and opted into the final year of his contract. The Nets avoided the nuclear option of Irving leaving and potentially triggering …

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Inside the Kyrie Irving-Nets negotiations and the future in Brooklyn

Inside the Kyrie Irving-Nets negotiations and the future in Brooklyn

With the eyes of the basketball world on the Nets and their potential superstar breakup, Kyrie Irving put an end to the speculation on Monday. The seven-time All-Star will opt into his $37 million player option for the 2022-23 season to fulfill his four-year contract signed in 2019, as well as his commitment to the …

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NBA Draft pick-by-pick analysis from Sam Vecenie and John Hollinger

NBA Draft pick-by-pick analysis from Sam Vecenie and John Hollinger

The 2022 NBA Draft is now complete. Check out NBA Draft analyst Sam Vecenie and front-office insider John Hollinger judging each pick as it happened. This features instant analysis, projections and live reactions to all 58 picks – plus any key trades that occurred. We began with a late curveball at the top of the …

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Kevin Durant still could stay with Nets even if Kyrie Irving leaves

Kevin Durant still could stay with Nets even if Kyrie Irving leaves

Rumblings that Kevin Durant would demand out of Brooklyn if Kyrie Irving were to leave the Nets was the biggest story Thursday night at the 2022 NBA Draft. Durant, however, reportedly hasn’t told the Nets he would ask for a trade, just a map of how they would plan to contend post-Irving. Of course, that …

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