Kevin Durant Explained Reason For Choosing Nets In Free Agency

Tanya Simon
July 19, 2019

And with the players holding nearly all the power in the league at the moment, teams pretty much don't have much of a say when a star player becomes set on being traded. We're at an all-time high when it comes to star player movement. He sustained it during the NBA Finals while a member of the Warriors, and will miss most, if not, all of the 2019-20 season. With a young team, Brooklyn secured the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference a year ago, and lost to the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the National Basketball Association playoffs. "I see how hard you guys play. you were never out of games".

"I think we all know what we are getting with Kevin", Marks said.

Marks added that the team would not rush Durant's return from his Achilles injury, and that the decision to come back will ultimately be up to Durant.

Marks and his staff were under the assumption they were going to teleconference call with Durant once free agency opened on June 30 or meet face-to-face with the two-time Finals MVP, who was already in New York City. "We'd seen some media reports earlier in the day that Kevin had crossed several teams off his list and we were still [being considered]".

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"I'm definitely excited about - Kevin, for sure, the whole group and really the challenge of getting all these guys together on the same page and watching how it unfolds", he said. "And when Kevin posted it on The Boardroom Instagram site, that was news to all of us in the office".

Ellenson signed with the New York Knicks to finish the season, appearing in 17 games and averaging 6.0 points and 3.4 rebounds. Of all the players affected by it, nearly all of them suffered a performance decline on the court, and there's a high chance that Kevin Durant will join their ranks.

Marks, though, doesn't believe Durant's injury helped the Nets land him. Unfortunately, it might not be a full year until we see KD on the floor again.

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