Kevin Durant wants talks about Nets' offseason drama to end
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Kevin Durant has made it clear to the media that he would like not to be asked anymore about the Brooklyn Nets' offseason drama. After the offseason started and the Nets failed to agree on a contract extension with Kyrie Irving, Irving's future in Brooklyn became uncertain.
Then, Durant demanded a trade on June 30. Nearly two months after making a trade request and the whole drama that ensued, Durant decided to change his mind and stay in Brooklyn. Now, he would like to be completely focused on basketball.
"Can we move on past that at some point?" Durant said, per ESPN. "I know it's an interesting story. I know that it took up most of the offseason and drama sells, I get that, but I didn't miss any games, I didn't miss any practices, I'm still here.
So hopefully we can move past that."
Durant claims some 'fake reports' were placed
In August, it was reported that Durant had a meeting with Nets owner Joe Tsai in London. During the meeting, Durant reportedly demanded for Tsai to fire head coach Steve Nash and general manager Sean Marks.
Now, Durant says some inaccurate reports were placed, but he doesn't to want get into details. "There's a lot of s--- that was inaccurate," Durant said. "But it's like I don't want to go through it right now. We don't got that much time right now." Even after demanding a trade, Durant knew the Nets were still a good option.
With him, Irving, and Ben Simmons on the roster, Durant feels the Nets can definitely make some noise this season. "I felt like we had a good team," Durant said. "I felt like this is the place I said I wanted to be. We started to set something up in the future to be a solid team.
So to be honest I thought this was still a great option too. I didn't want it to get in the way of the games being played. I still love my teammates. Still love playing in the Barclays. So I feel like regardless it was going to be an easy decision to come back and play because I love to hoop, so this has been a good environment the last two years for me hooping even though I had some doubts.
But overall looking at it I'd still like to come in here and get work in, so I just looked at that."