Durant has expressed his position on the trade demand.
Kevin Durant of the Phoenix Suns attended the 2023 NBA All-Star Game Media Day on the 19th (hereinafter Korean time). Durant insisted at this meeting that players’ trade demands were not a bad thing.
“I don’t think trade demands are bad for the league,” Durant said. “The trade demands could spark a lot of interest.”스포츠토토
“This season, Kyrie Irving and I caught a lot of attention when we asked for a trade,” he said. “I think now, when a player goes to the free agency market or asks for a trade, he can say where he wants to go.”
Durant is one of those players who are actively responding to trade requests. In July of last year, he directly requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets. It was the moment that marked the beginning of the Durant saga. However, the Durant trade that many people paid attention to did not occur.
However, the Durant saga was still in progress.
Durant saw Kyrie Irving, who led Brooklyn with him this season, request a trade from the club. When Irving was traded to the Dallas Mavericks, a situation arose that he also requested a trade. As a result, Durant was traded to Phoenix.
Durant revealed in this interview that the trade demand helps the league run and generate revenue. In fact, the news of the trade between Durant and Irving raised the attention of the NBA.
However, from the club’s point of view, the sudden trade request of superstars like Durant is not at all welcome. This is because the plans the club has made can go awry in an instant. Fans who love the club also have no choice but to feel regretful.
Then, what do you think of Adam Silver’s thoughts?
“Trade demands are a bad thing,” Silver said recently. “We don’t want this to happen. We need to make sure the players are abiding by their contracts with the clubs.”