Less than a month before the start of the new season, the media day since net It was undoubtedly one of the most anticipated of all. Given his status on the team, Kevin Durant he was the first to speak to the press today and inevitably had to reconsider his summer transfer request.
First, “KD” remembered that he came to Brooklyn to win the title and then spread out there with that in mind. Problem: He started to doubt his team’s ability to do it at the end of last season…
” There was a lot of uncertainty around our team last season. “, he says on this subject. ” Last summer I signed up for four years in this organization, with the idea of playing with the group we had then. I felt that we were building something for the future. But you saw what happened [la saison dernière]. All this uncertainty has made me doubt my next four years here. I’m getting older, so I want to be able to be in a stable position, building a winning culture. But I had doubts at this level, so I talked to Joe Tsai about it… »
Except the owner wasn’t really willing to let his player go, and huge demands from the Nets didn’t allow a “trade” to succeed. A question that finally “not disappointed” Kevin Durant…
” I know that I am so strong that they will not hit me like that “, acknowledges the next 34-year-old winger.
From now on, ” whatever happened this summer Kevin Durant wants to be reassuring and says he’s ready to move on, for the good of the team.
” Nets fans should now know me after three years. We’ve been through a lot as a team, but I’ve always done my job. “remembers about it. ” I don’t feel like I have anything to prove to them. I’m ready to move on with this team. If they have doubts, I can’t control it. »
Additionally, Kevin Durant also flatly dismissed the fact that his trade request might have played a trick on the Nets, especially during their summer draft.
” We have good players here, there are some who decided to sign this summer, so I don’t have the feeling that it’s over. “, considers the two-time NBA champion. ” Take Markieff Morris, for example, who decided to come here when several teams wanted him. We all know what this league is, a business, and sometimes there are moments of disagreement at a relational level. But, in the end, people understand what I bring to the field and what the team brings to the field when they play against us. »
With a Kevin Durant – Kyrie Irving duo, surrounded by the likes of Ben Simmons, Joe Harris, Seth Curry, Patty Mills, TJ Warren, Royce O’Neale, Nic Claxton or even Cameron Thomas, Brooklyn certainly seems well armed. Now it remains to find stability and serenity because although the NBA is a “business”, not every day the “franchise player” stays on the team. from which he asked for the departure of the coach and the GM…
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