Kevin Durant is one of the best, if not the best, player currently in the NBA. Despite being an elite superstar, there are some factors that stop teams from making aggressive moves to acquire him from the Nets.
One of them is Durant’s age. The two-time NBA champion will turn 34-years-old in September which teams have to take into consideration when putting together offers for Brooklyn.
Another significant fact is KD’s history with injuries. He was limited to just 90 games over the last three years. That combined with his age makes teams have second thoughts about what is the right price to pay for the player.
For their part the Nets have set a very high asking price for their superstar. Some speculate that it could be a way for Brooklyn to try and keep Durant for the next season after no deal for his trade is reached.
Durant is one of the NBA’s unquestioned elite players and has four years remaining on his contract. The market price for an established All-Star has grown to unprecedented levels, thanks to Utah’s massive haul for Rudy Gobert and San Antonio’s significant return for Dejounte Murray. But with Durant turning 34 in September and a notable injury history that’s limited him to only 90 games over the past three seasons, no rival teams’ trade offers have come close to meeting Brooklyn’s lofty expectations. Several opposing executives contacted by B/R have suggested the Nets’ terms are so significant because Brooklyn has no intention to truly move Durant.