Kevin Durant stays with the Brooklyn Nets, team management says

After Durant reportedly requested a trade from the Nets less than two months ago, Marks announced the news on social media.

“Steve Nash and I, along with Joe Tsai and Clara Wu Tsai, met with Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman in Los Angeles yesterday,” Marks said. “We have agreed to continue our partnership.

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“We’re focused on basketball with a common goal in mind: build a lasting franchise to bring a championship to Brooklyn.”

The 33-year-old joined the Nets ahead of the 2019 season in a sign-and-trade deal with the Golden State Warriors and finished his third season averaging 29.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and 6.4 assists in 55 To play.

Brooklyn finished last season 44-38, being defeated by eventual Eastern Conference champions the Boston Celtics in the first round of the playoffs.

The two-time NBA champion signed an extension with Brooklyn last off-season and is under contract through the 2025-26 season.

The Nets begin the 2022-23 regular season on October 19 at home to the New Orleans Pelicans.