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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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Kevin Durant trade rumors: Should Celtics enter sweepstakes?

Kevin Durant trade rumors: Should Celtics enter sweepstakes?

BOSTON — In the opening hours of free agency the Celtics, NBA Finalists for the first time in more than a decade last season, watched the competition get better. They watched the 76ers add P.J. Tucker and Danuel House while moving towards a more team friendly deal with James Harden. They eyeballed the Bucks adding …

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Why Kevin Durant has sights set on Phoenix; latest on Damian Lillard, Kings and Warriors

Why Kevin Durant has sights set on Phoenix; latest on Damian Lillard, Kings and Warriors

A few thoughts here as Day 2 of NBA free agency unfolds… Kevin Durant sweepstakes, Day II All eyes are on Phoenix when it comes to Durant, the Nets star who is believed to be targeting the Suns as his preferred next destination. Yet while I wrote at length on Thursday about how a deal …

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Kevin Durant trade rumors: How the Designated Rookie rule will limit which players the Nets can deal for

Kevin Durant trade rumors: How the Designated Rookie rule will limit which players the Nets can deal for

Kevin Durant is somewhat unique among star players requesting trades in that the four years remaining on his contract open the door for almost anybody to trade for him. He doesn’t have the power to fully dictate his destination in the way that many others have because he can’t wield free agency as a weapon …

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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 trade options: Which teams could send Nets largest return package in NBA history?

Kevin Durant trade options: Which teams could send Nets largest return package in NBA history?

When news broke on NBA draft night that Kevin Durant was “monitoring the Brooklyn Nets’ situation and considering options with his future,” the team’s former assistant general manager turned ESPN front-office insider Bobby Marks suggested a trade “return package on Durant would be the largest in league history.” It better be, because the Nets are …

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Brooklyn Nets need to play hardball with Kevin Durant's desired destinations of Miami Heat or Phoenix Suns

Brooklyn Nets need to play hardball with Kevin Durant’s desired destinations of Miami Heat or Phoenix Suns

Here’s a novel idea for Sean Marks, the general manager of the Brooklyn Nets, as he navigates Kevin Durant’s demand that the superstar be traded to some very specific teams: To hell with player power. Say it nicer than that, of course. Use charm and professionalism in communicating to Durant’s business manager, Rich Kleiman, that …

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Devin Booker and Kevin Durant during a game against Spain at the Tokyo Olympics.

Kevin Durant requests trade: Six potential landing spots

Is Kevin Durant moving on from the Brooklyn Nets? If so, where will he land?  The 33-year-old Brooklyn Nets star asked for a trade on Thursday, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about a player’s trade request. ESPN …

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Does a Kyrie Irving trade to the Lakers have new life after Kevin Durant's trade request?

Does a Kyrie Irving trade to the Lakers have new life after Kevin Durant’s trade request?

Kevin Durant shocked the NBA world a few hours before free agency began, requesting a trade from the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday afternoon according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. The ripple effects of the Durant trade demand have the power to reshape the league — including the Los Angeles Lakers’ future. Only two days have …

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