Report: Kevin Durant now 'considering options'June 23, 2022 | 12:05 PM
Kevin Durant is "monitoring the Brooklyn Nets' situation and considering options with his future," according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Analysis: No surprise here, as it was reported a few days ago that the Nets and Kyrie Irving were at an "impasse" with regard to negotiations for a new deal. Given how close Irving and Durant are, a reported concern of the Nets was that not working something out with the point guard could prompt KD to consider moving on via trade. But is this a legitimate issue for Durant? Or could this be a ploy by Irving's camp to apply pressure on the Nets and get him the deal that he desires? Per Charania's report, Durant's concern could open the door for Irving to find a new team via opt-in (to the final season of his contract) and trade. This will be one of the biggest NBA "soap operas" to watch this summer, as the Nets don't have the cap space needed to replace Irving if he were to walk via free agency.