The Nets reportedly made big demands while discussing a possible Durant trade. The Phoenix Suns, the forward’s preferred destination, are reportedly not planning to break up the team for a deal.
Colin Cowherd says signing Durant changed everything, including the core of the team. He affects coaches, benches and rotations. He mentioned KD joining the Brooklyn Nets and the subsequent firing of coach Kenny Atkinson.
“You bring Durant into your team and everything changes. He probably doesn’t like the coach. You have to give up some of the bench. You have to give up your future,” Cowherd began. “Have we forgotten that Brooklyn is really great?
“Remember when he came to Brooklyn, they had Kenny Atkinson. Now every job Golden State is getting ready, great young coach, no, gotta get rid of him. Durant wants Stein F. Nash or anyone else who’s played. They’ve got “a really good bench. Well, they had to give up some to get KD and all the chemistry was great. “
Cowherd also pointed to Durant’s decision to quit the Golden State Warriors and head to the Nets to join Kyrie to take over the league.
“Now he’s screwed up because Kevin Durant and Kyrie are going to be this amazing panacea. The Brooklyn Nets are going to take over the league,” Cowherd said. “Like this idea, you get Kevin Durant and don’t screw things up. Well, you have to give up something to get him. And now again because of the Rudy Gobert trade, you’re going to have to give up More. “
Colin Cauchard sees no bidding war for Kevin Durant
No news on Durant’s trade to Phoenix. The Nets have insisted on having an All-NBA player in exchange for a 12-time All-Star. However, the Suns were reluctant to give up their top player.
Not much is being asked of Durant, according to Colin Cauchard. Cowherd believes the asking price may be too high for a team whose Rudy Gobert trade raises the bar.
“There’s no bidding war for Kevin Durant,” Cowherd said. “The Nets thought there was going to be a bidding war, and no, not many people were interested. Now the Rudy Gobert trade is screwing up the market. The fact that you have to give up a lot for the Durant trade, people aren’t” Not so interested. “