By THOUSIF INC
On Tuesday, ESPN's Kendrick Perkins shared a bold theory about Kevin Durant and the situation with the Brooklyn Nets.
"It makes zero sense to me that he wants to be traded at this point," Perkins said of Durant.
"I do not believe he believes it. I think Kevin Durant is doing this as a scare tactic to help Kyrie Irving have the leverage to get him signed long-term with the Brooklyn Nets."
On Thursday, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Durant made a trade request directly to Joe Tsai, the Nets owner.
Durant and the Nets got swept in the first round of the NBA Playoffs by the Boston Celtics,
Which was a significant disappointment considering they had been expected to compete for a title.
They have won just one playoff series during his tenure with Kyrie Irving,
So things have not gone as planned in Brooklyn after they signed the All-Star duo in the summer of 2019.
Prior to the Nets, Durant played for the Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors.
The 33-year-old is a two-time NBA Champion, two-time NBA Finals MVP and won the 2014 NBA MVP Award.