Are teams already preparing in case Kevin Durant becomes available?


But regardless, teams are reportedly preparing for the Nets star to potentially be available in the coming days. It’s according to ESPN insider Zach Lowe in a post-NBA episode of his Lowe Post podcast: “I can tell you this. That’s what teams do. The teams are already operating under, not the assumption, but “we have to prepare for the possibility that Kevin Durant will be available via trade in six days or seven days.” … The whole league is now.
Source: RP Salao @ Clutch Points

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
New podcast with @Logan Murdock with seven lingering questions after the NBA draft on Brunson, the Spurs, Ayton, Gobert, John Collins, the Wolves, the Bulls and the Durant-Irving situation @alarm…8:34 p.m.

StatMuse @statmuse
The last three players Thunder/Sonics drafted in the top five won MVP:
-Kevin Durant
—Russell Westbrook
—James Harden
Chet is next. p.m.

Kristian Winfield @splash
Nets fans, I’ve been without a phone (and still am for an hour) but this KD quote speaks for itself. – 3:45 p.m.

Kyrie Irving rumours: Kevin Durant says he ‘can’t be involved’ as Nets teammate considers future…2:47 p.m.

Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Koloko says his favorite player is Kevin Durant and that’s why he wears size 35 – 1:18 p.m.

Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
Koloko Says He Wears No. 35 Because He Grew Up Loving Kevin Durant – 1:18 p.m.

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Those folks at BetOnLine, who apparently can’t get enough of the NBA rumor mill, have Heat 5/2 favorites as Durant’s next team if he leaves the Nets. Heat 4/1 third pick on Kyrie’s next team, if he leaves Brooklyn. – 1:14 p.m.

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Miami Heat are favorites to land Kevin Durant if he leaves the Nets, per @betonline_ag p.m.

Neighborhood Ryan @RyanWardLA
As for Kevin Durant, the Heat are favored to land KD if he leaves Brooklyn. The Lakers have odds of 12/1, according to @betonline_ag: p.m.

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Kevin Durant says he’s staying out of Kyrie Irving talks at ‘perilous’ #Nets time. #NBA… Going through @nypostsports12:52 p.m.

Anthony Chang @Anthony_Chiang
Per BetOnline, the odds on Kevin Durant’s next team if he leaves the Nets:
Heat 5/2
Grizzlies 4/1
Falcons 9/2
Suns 5/1
11/2 Mowers
Knicks 6/1
Trail Blazers 15/2
Thunder 8/1
Lakers 12/1
Warriors 14/1
It’s worth pointing out Durant has four years left on his deal with the Nets. – 12:49

Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA
Lowe Post Podcast: @Bobby Marques + @Jonathan Givony recap the draft + expect free agency: Nets, Kyrie, fake KD trades, Ayton, DET/ORL draft hauls, Sixers trade, deals that didn’t happen (but still could), plus:

SiriusXM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
Kevin Durant would monitor Kyrie Irving’s situation and ponder his own future in Brooklyn.
@Amin Elhassan breaks down what it all means on No Look Pass.

Shandel Richardson @ShandelRich
Is KD the next step? #miami heat…11:44 am

jorge sierra @hoopshype
Who is the best player you would trade for Kevin Durant? – 10:16 a.m.

SiriusXM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
With Kevin Durant ‘monitoring’ Kyrie’s situation in Brooklyn, could he be on the road this summer?
@Brian Scalabrine advocate for #Celtics to be KD’s next team.

Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Bulls fans who actually drank the KD kool-aid and thought he would be a Bull when the draft ended.

More on this scenario

Rumor has it that if Irving ends up leaving the Nets, Durant could ask out as well. For Windhorst, trying to trade for KD after Irving’s situation exploded would be something the Heat could do. “The Godfather’s decision is not to trade for Kyrie Irving. The Godfather’s decision is to let Kyrie Irving’s situation blow up and then wait for Kevin Durant to say he wants out of there. This is the Miami Heat movement,” Windhorst said on ESPN’s Get Up.. -Going through Clutch points / June 25, 2022

Durant admitted he didn’t think the Warriors were considered a dynasty until they won this final championship. But while he was proud of the Warriors, he didn’t seem to like how people thought he would see Golden State returning to the top of the mountain. “I to have some pride — like, fuck, I was part of something special, even though it was just two out of four championships,” Durant said. “We have had some amazing times. To see them finish and carry on, yeah, you got a sense of pride to be part of it. “But then when you listen to the show and it’s like, ‘Well, KD should feel like that,’ and it’s like, ‘Oh, here we go.’ They can’t let me just enjoy what they’re doing instead of trying to play me against them, because I’m always going to take my side. East Bay Time / June 25, 2022

In a response to a question posed by Eddie Gonzalez of the Etcs podcast, Kevin Durant said he wasn’t involved in teammate and friend Kyrie Irving’s free agency, adding, “I just let things play out and I see what’s going on,” adding “No matter what, the friendship will always be there. … ‘There’s no involvement at all. I can’t be involved in this,’ he said. he declares. “It’s this man’s livelihood. It’s much bigger than me. Being a free agent is one of the most important moments of your career. It cannot be influenced by anyone else. I just made myself and wait for the time. There is nothing that can happen right now. I don’t think he can even make a decision to step down until the 29th, I think. I just let things flow and see what happens, but I keep in regular contact with Kai and see what happens. It’s something that’s so out of my control that I don’t want to be a part of it. We’ll see what happens though. -Going through NetsDaily / June 24, 2022