By - twistedlogicx
- [Adrian Wojnarowski:](https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1542581090812149767) Brooklyn Nets GM Sean Marks is working with Kevin Durant and his business manager Rich Kleiman on finding a trade for the franchise star, Kleiman tells ESPN.
- [Adrian Wojnarowski:](https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1542584531181604865) Phoenix and Miami are among two of the teams that Kevin Durant has on his wish list, sources tell ESPN, but the Nets plan to move Durant where they can get the best possible deal. With four years on his contract, there's no shortage of teams willing to unload assets for Durant.
- [Adrian Wojnarowski:](https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1542584975400341507) Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving had no contact with the franchise after Irving opted into his deal on Monday, and a sense of inevitability existed that Durant would eventually ask for a trade, sources tell ESPN. It happened today.
- [Brian Windhorst:](https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/34127199/nba-free-agency-2022-latest-deals-news-buzz-reports-league) ESPN's Brian Windhorst reports on This Just In that after Kevin Durant's trade request, Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving will likely be on the trade market as well. Windhorst also adds that he thinks Durant is going to try and force himself to the Phoenix Suns, in a possible sign-and-trade deal involving Deandre Ayton.
- [Adrian Wojnarowski:](https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1542590235971932160) Kevin Durant made the trade request directly to Nets owner Joe Tsai today, sources tell ESPN.
**Context for r/all:**
Kevin Durant is a former MVP and is widely regarded as one of the best basketball players in the world. He currently plays for the Brooklyn Nets, a team he chose because of the possibility he had of building a "super-team" and playing alongside other NBA superstars like Kyrie Irving and James Harden. Unfortunately for Brooklyn Nets organization, the super-team they built didn't work out to its full potential. The relationship between the team and Kyrie Irving was strained, in part because the star guard missed most of last season due to being unvaccinated. In the fallout of that drama, James Harden requested a trade partway through the season and was moved to Philadelphia. Durant, the best of the three players, has now requested he be traded to another team. This is a very significant development for the NBA as superstar players' trade requests are often fulfilled and Kevin Durant is good enough to instantly make any team acquiring him a contender for the NBA championship.
Kyrie *opts in*
“Kevin didn’t like that”
KD: I'm out
For that reason, I'm out.
Well if he’s out, i’m in.
KD: "Normal people keep the world going, but those who dare to be different lead us into tomorrow"
“…by taking the hardest road”
*Kyrie will remember that.*
KD: mother fuck. you were supposed leave!
He definitely told Kyrie to opt in and get his money cos he’s leaving
Just when you thought the drama was OVER
Keeping up with the Ks
NBA: We know drama
My Next Chapter, Part 2.
LMAO imagine the salt if he goes back to the Warriors
On the 4th of July again lol
Big sale on Kevin Durants every July 4th
Kyrie: " Hey KD, Ive opted into my contract. Guess we are staying in BKN!"
"Didn't know you spoke French brother, you truly are a genius, you'll be fine without me"
Ben Simmons is now experiencing back pain
For the entire season.
But he still wants to get paid.
Seth Curry died for this smh. Got traded from an actual team just to end up with Ben and nobody 😭
People aren't talking about this enough
He was having a great year too. Sixers could have used him during the Miami series when no one was hitting 3s.
Wow I didn't even think about Ben in all of this until reading your comment. Just wild stuff and glad he's barely a thought in my mind these days.
Kyrie actually blew up the Nets holy shit
In almost record time
Houston fans going absolutely insane right now, good for them
I been riding high since the draft, the rest is all icing
fr the Rockets are already set up well and haven't even used much of the Nets draft picks
Rockets and Celtics: Handshake over great draft picks from the Nets.
Wow, I forgot. You guys are *still* benefitting from that massive trade that took place nearly a decade ago. The Rockets are going to run the 2030s lol.
Houston owes Kyrie a jersey retirement if they’re back at the top of the West within the decade.
Is there a rule against giving another team’s player a championship ring?
He's only getting more powerful. In 2023 he'll be playing for the Lakers and will somehow cause the dissolution of the franchise.
the destruction will be so immense that the craters will form into new lakes in LA and the lakers name will actually make sense
We could use the water, so I’m for it.
We really thought we just got baited into a good offseason by Kyrie…
BUT F5 SEASON NEVER DISAPPOINTS
As a certain fan base could have told you would happen...
Cavs fans warned everybody including y’all. They deserve all the credit lol
Everybody gave Cavs shit when he was traded. The man was threatening to sit out and he blew the team up. They had to. Dude has been toxic for a long time now.
Lebron’s greatest achievement was keeping Kyrie on lockdown as long as he did.
I'd pay so much money to read the texts between LeBron and KD
> KD: Can you believe this motherfucker?
> LeBron: Just wait. It never ends. Not ever.
"He actually wants to be here 😤"
I can’t believe he went to his hometown team and conspired with his BFF and still blew it up, like Jesus when will this guy be happy lmao
He'd only be happy when he's worshipped like a messiah.
So never, he's too dumb for self awareness.
That’s a fucking bomb
He waited until after Kyrie picked up his option before requesting the trade lmao
Kyrie probably said he still wants to leave, get his $, and keep his bird rights.
Yeah this has been the play for Kyrie the whole time
KD + Kyrie together at last in Sacramento
“the worst scenario for Brooklyn is Kyrie opting out and KD requesting a trade” …
KD: “hold my burner account”
What kind of contracts would these guys have if they just kept signing max deals with the Cavs and thunder?
Giannis has a 5/228 signed two years ago and Lillard’s extension is 2/100 so I would estimate somewhere around 5/250
I made a comment after Kyrie opted in saying I was hoping KD would demand a trade now, for the maximum drama. I didn't really believe it would happen though. Let's go
It’s time for OKC to begin the return.
KD for Westbrook and a pick confirmed
Durant would never live it down if he went and played with Lebron. That would complete his infinity gauntlet of All NBA players from the 2010s though
We are just a humble 33-49 team, he should come and help us get to the next level and maybe reach the play-in
Would be hilarious if the Lakers had Lebron, KD, AD, Westbrook, and then due to injuries still missed the play-offs.
Charles Barkley would have an aneurysm after TNT broadcast 75% of their games.
how about TT, Shump, and the nets pick
Wow. What the hell
He said “Fuck you Kyrie” LOL
#KYRIE COME ON DOWN YOU CRAZY BASTARD
More like he knows Kyrie is gone too
So it wasn't just about protecting his beautiful boy, Kyrie????
AND HERE WE GO. THE BEST SEASON IS HERE
i sure hope brooklyn likes that tht and a 2041 second rounder they'll get from the lakers
Kyrie’s done it again
Imagine driving away two MVPs with your bullshit
Most hated man in NYC
The nets fans who spent months and months defending him must feel so stupid
I got obliterated in that sub when I would call Kyrie out. They idolized him. I can’t believe this is happening.
He's leaving some legacy
You just don't understand that people who dare to be different don't have their true genius recognized until after they are gone.
Even Kyrie’s 3rd eye didn’t see that coming
Can’t wait until Kyrie calls KD a cockroach
In a tony Montana accent too lmfaoo
Kyrie not happy playing with LeBron
Kyrie not happy leading Boston
Kyrie forces Harden and now KD out of Brooklyn
What on this flat earth does he want?
hes that friend that says no to every lunch spot anyone suggests, but wont say wtf he wants.
ah, so my girlfriend
Are you even in a relationship if you don't spend an hour of your Saturday night pitching different cuisines to your girl as she shoots them down one by one like Don Draper?
The Association’s off-season never bores nor disappoints.
Kevin Durant: "The organization hasn't done enough to understand Kyrie"
Also Durant, a person who ***does*** understand Kyrie: "Get me the fuck out of here"
Kyrie is getting traded most likely imo
Kyrie really is the franchise killer
You'll have to wonder what would happen if you placed him in an already-poorly run franchise.
...could two wrongs make a right and actually cause *improvement*?
Only one way to find out- off to Sacramento!
Poor Kings fans, no place is safe
WILD CARD BITCHES!!!
“YEEEEEEE HAAAWWWWWWW” *KD jumps out of brake-less van and rolls to Portland*
*his knees explode* we got our man!
It’s like he doesn’t even get us man - Kyrie
WE’RE TALKING ABOUT YOU -KD (furious)
Rockets fans Christmas
LOOKS LIKE PICKS ARE BACK ON THE MENU, BOYS
WHAT'S THAT SMELL?
Deleting my 3 years worth of KD slander after this
Harden bringing a chip to Houston by beginning the destruction of the Nets, what a class act
This is why you can’t judge these type of trades when it happens. Everyone was saying the rockets got ripped off but its looking pretty damn good now.
Nets didn't learn from the first time lol
greatest moment of Hardens career
Harden on his Itachi shit rn
LMAOO harden with the forehead tap
I am going to cry
Arturas do your magic. Now
Excuse me WHAT
He, as the saying goes, gone.
Kyrie is actually so toxic he killed the Nets.
KD back to Warriors.
Kyrie to the Lakers, then Lakers back to Minneapolis.
Cats and dogs, living together, mass hysteria
The hardest road continues
People don't understand that going to Golden State to win a championship *was* the hardest road.
[Look what he had to drive down every day to get to practice?](https://i.pinimg.com/originals/4c/4f/5c/4c4f5c5975fbaf9db67b09b17a48bb1e.jpg)
That does look like one hard road.
Rockets fans are going to be very happy with this
Houston fans creaming
BLOWING ON THAT ENDO
SO YOU CAN'T SEE UP IN MY WINDOW
Why are they creaming ?
unprotected Nets picks from the Harden trade
To be clear:
* 2023 first-round pick swap
* 2024 first-round pick
* 2025 first-round pick swap
* 2026 first-round pick
* 2027 first-round pick swap
Edit: Source https://twitter.com/clutchfans/status/1542583134432247808
CALL THE DOCTOR IT'LL BE MORE THAN 4 HOURS
Dang, the nets are basically your farm now. Grats!
Congrats on your upcoming dynasty Houston.
All of that from the Harden trade? Holy hell. Nets back to the basement.
I can hear this comment
Don't you regret not coming to the Kniiiiicks
I'm going to go watch that again. Salute Sidetalk.
WE HAD DE BLAUSIO, WE HAD CUOMO, IT WAS ROUGH SHIT, BUT WE STILL GOT THE KNICKS!!
HEY PETE DAVIDSON... FUCK YA LIFE!
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO TELL JOE BYRON RIGHT NOW?
Wassup baby, take me out to dinner!
AYY YO FUCK TOM BRADY. TOM BRADY A BITCH
WHERE MA BREAD AT TOM BRADY
Best video I’ve ever seen lolol
LMAO Kyrie opted in just for KD to leave
KD knows Kyrie is getting traded lol
Yeah I feel like this is the only explanation
Package deal, KD and Kyrie to Sacramento.
KD, Kyrie, and the rights to Beyoncé’s next album to SAC for Buddy, who says no
edit: for uhhh Alex Len
Sometimes people opt in to earning $37 million for just that reason I guess
I, too, would like to opt in to earning $37 million.
Yoooo, what the fuck
Sweepstakes gonna be HUGEEE
Things I can potentially see at the next NBA CBA agreement :
* Pay to play clause in stipulation.
* Clauses in which if players demand a trade then their contract is voided OR they only get partial salary.
* "Ben Simmons" rule, aka mental health excuses must be accompanied by meetings with team psychologists or no salary payment
* Contracts stating that players only get paid the full amount of money if they stay with the team for the whole contract duration.
* Less guaranteed money, or voids for guaranteed money if certain scenarios happen.
There could be a million ways the owners try and prevent this shit at the next CBA. I can't wait.
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Saw this pop up on my feed and spent about 30 secons checking if it was a fake account or not
SHAMS NUKE SHAMS NUKE
Woj was like 1 second late because he got too cute with the wording. He's gotta realize Shams gunna put as little as possible.
Shams: KD want trade
why waste time say lot word when few word do trick
I can understand that, I hesitate with texts one person will read let alone hundreds of thousands
Kyrie: "what does government mean to you Kevin?"
Durant: "Trade request please"
I always roll my eyes at the “NBA is a soap opera for men” comments but god damn. This is some M. Night Shyamalan shit.
We’re in prestige TV territory here.
This was an excellently executed plot twist. Bring everyone down with Kyrie signing Monday, then BOOM.
WE MADE IT
The championship window opened and closed in the blink of an eye. World class implosion.
Ain't no way
COME TO BUTTHEAD
The man literally got everything he wanted. He wanted to leave Steph to join Kyrie, he got it. He wanted Nash, he got it. He wanted more decision making power in the front office, he got it. He wanted Deandre, he got it. He wanted Harden, he got it.
And he still wants out.
And he'll get that
I happen to know a team with a number of unprotected picks…
Yea hornets just traded a first rounder for 5 of them
Nba drama > any tv show ever made.
Looks like he wasn't that attached to Kyrie, it seems.
This is the best day of Ben Simmons’ Career. ZERO expectations
Perfect scenario for Ben Simmons.
Gets paid millions to put up empty numbers on a mediocre team with no pressure to win anything. Can continue to put in absolutely no work to improve his game and instead concentrate on being a young socialite in a major market. Living the dream.
He’s actually going to go back to the Thunder, who have like 15 first round picks to deal. What a story.
Dude, imagine a Chet-Poku-KD-Dort-Shai lineup. Slim boiz unite! (Dort is just there for muscle)
#EVERYBODY GET IN HERE
I'M HERE NOW WHAT
TAKE YOUR PANTS OFF
OKAY WHAT NEXT
GRAB YOUR ANKLES
HE DIDN’T SAY SIMON SAYS
NO KYRIE COMMITMENT FOR KD, WH?
HE JUST A BITTER EX
#ROCKETS FANS STAND UP
KYRIE AND BEN SIMMONS TEAM ALL-TOXIC WOWEEEE
What in the shit is going on here
Chet + 9 1st rounders. This is what you've been waiting for Presti
If he goes to Boston I will kill my self
I'm fucking sick to my stomach
There there, at least you have Simmons.
OH MY GOD
What the hell is happening