Free agency pauses while teams wait to see what happens Networks star Kevin Durantbut the situation could be resolved when the GMs gather this week in Las Vegas for the Summer League, he writes Brian Lewis from the New York Post. owner Ju Tsai and GM Sean Marks They work their way through a torrent of offers and focus on getting the best package in return rather than making a quick decision.
The Heat and Suns are said to be Durant’s favorite destinations, and while Lewis says the Nets are willing to work with Durant and his business partner Rich Kleiman When the right deal is found, he won’t be “hostage” to Durant’s wishes.
The swans And the wild birds It may provide the best options for trading Durant without having to rely on a third or fourth team to make the deal work, Lewis adds. Both teams have complete control over their future choices and have young stars Brandon Ingram And the Scotty Barnes To build a commercial package around.
There is more news from Brooklyn:
- Durant made his first public comment since his commercial order, as Lewis stated in the same piece, with a tweet On Saturday who read, “The people who have been locked up in the gym with me know what it is, and they know what I am. If you are not there with me, ask those around me.” Robin Lundberg from Sports Illustrated replied With specific questions about Durant’s intentions, but Durant repliedAnd the “Keep dreaming about Robin Mao.”
- the net They withdrew their eligible offer to me Kessler Edwards this week, but they’re still interested in getting him back, Lewis adds. Brooklyn holds Edwards Non-bird rights He talks to the 21-year-old about a new deal.
- Other teams have little interest in trading for Keri Irving Because they know he wants to end with LakersAccording to ESPN’s Brian Windhurst (Twitter link from Hope Central). “When speaking to league executives over the past two hours, Kyrie Irving’s value in the trade has dropped completely,” Windhurst said. “They know it will be pure rent. If he doesn’t want to go into the situation then he is. [traded] To, it is unclear what he would do.”