Both the Suns and the Heat made the 2022 NBA playoffs and went farther than the Nets. Brooklyn was eliminated in the first round by the Celtics, while the Suns were eliminated in the conference semifinals by the Mavericks and the Heat were eliminated in the conference finals by the Celtics.
The obstacle for Durant is that he still has four years left on his contract with Brooklyn, meaning that whatever team picks him up would need to make room financially for him. His four-year contract is worth $194,219,320.
So, even though Durant has an ideal destinations list, it isn’t ultimately up to him where he lands at this point, even if the team is working with he and his business manager Rich Kleiman on facilitating a deal, as Wojnarowski reports.
In his last two seasons with the Nets, the forward averaged 28.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game.
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