Two months passed since Kevin Durant shook the NBA with his trade request, yet he still remains a player of the Nets. In addition, the two-time NBA champion issued an ultimatum to the team owner Joe Tsai telling him to choose between him or Steve Nash and Sean Marks.
Despite all of this, so far Durant, who is regarded as one of the best if not the best player in the league, has not been able to force his way out of Brooklyn. His former teammate Kendrick Perkins thinks that KD does not have the power pressure the Nets to trade him.
“Here’s another thing: They’re going to have to trade him, but they’re not going to get back what they want,” Perkins said, via Reign Amurao of sportskeeda. “The New Orleans Pelicans right now are hesitant to throw in Brandon Ingram for Kevin Durant. So, is KD falling under that category of being popular or powerful? Right now, look, is he moving the needle?”