Heat Make Final Deal on Kevin Durant: Report

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Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets scores against Duncan Robinson #55 of the Miami Heat during their game at Barclays Center on October 27, 2021.

The ongoing story with the Miami Heat’s pursuit to land Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant tries not only for the fans, but also for the team’s main office. Almost a month has passed since the first 12 All-Star requests to swap out of Brooklyn and name Heat as one of his top destinations, but things are still deadlocked.

Brooklyn’s sky-high price tag for the 33-year-old forward kept the Heat from landing Durant, along with any other interested teams. With the Nets playing hardball, the Heat drew a line in the sand when it came to how far they would gut the team to win a two-time MVP in the Finals.

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The Heat still wants to bring Durant to South Beach, but they’re putting their best foot forward until Nets general manager Sean Marks reveals some gaps in the asking price. The Heat “doesn’t want” to say goodbye to All-Star Bam Adebayo, like report by Barry Jackson and Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald, so “while the team remains interested in Kevin Durant, the Brooklyn Nets have shown little interest in the Heat’s offer for the high-scoring superstar and Miami is moving on. with the current squad for next season, according to sources briefed on the situation. “

A source has told heavyweight sports that Brooklyn is likely to leak the Celtics’ blockbuster offer for Durant

Jaylen Brown Defends Kevin Durant, Boston Celtics

GettyKevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets dribbles during a game against Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics during Game 3 of round 1 of the NBA Playoffs of the Eastern Conference at Barclays Center on April 23, 2022 in New York City.

After ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Boston Celtics had launched a commercial package for the Nets centered around All-Star striker Jaylen Brown, it looked like Miami had no chance of staking out the former league MVP, especially is for Brooklyn. Turn down Offers include “Brown, defend Derrick White and a draft pick.”

As Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer reported on Tuesday, the Celtics’ offer to the Nets was made during a Summer League game in Las Vegas a few weeks ago. Since then, Boston has made no progress over the Heat when it comes to landing Durant. It was a complete lull.

An executive told NBA Insider Sean Deveney of Heavy that they believe the Celtics commercial leak came directly from the Nets. “Time is the weird part, you know? Obviously this is something coming from the Nets,” the executive said, noting that the leak could cause some major unrest in Boston.

“There is no way the Celtics want any of this to appear. Now it’s something the Celtics have to deal with, they have to sort things out with Brown, there’s going to be a lot of questions being asked in training camp and into the season. “

Heat’s ‘pause’ could be a bargaining tactic

Kevin Durant, Tyler Herro

GettyNBA Insider’s behind-the-scenes look at the situation with Tyler Herro (R) amid the Heat’s hot pursuit of Nets superstar Kevin Durant (L).

Because of the Heat’s interest in Durant dating back to 2016 and the fact that the team needed a starting power from the front, it looked like Miami was playing a bit hard too.

After the Miami Herald report was released, Hot Hot Hoops analyst Naveen Ganglani tweeted, “I don’t buy that the current Heat lineup is something they plan to go with, especially given Duncan Robinson’s contract there. Maybe it’s a message to other teams that they don’t want to trade, which they shouldn’t do. There will be an opportunity to make other transactions. Patience is the key. “

Sun Sentinel’s Ira Winderman shared similar sentiments on Wednesday, July 27, as there was still plenty of time for negotiations to continue. “Favoring your list doesn’t mean you’re done,” Winderman writes. “And that, especially at this time of year, with two months left before the start of training camp, is an important delineation.”

Heat analyst says the fight between Durant and Heat isn’t over until guard Tyler Herro, the heart of the team’s commercial package, receives his maximum extension. “There is only one definitive way to both say and show that they are done, to speak and to show that they are satisfied, to speak and to show firm conviction in the tired look of ‘We have had enough. ,” wrote Winderman.

“That will be if and when they sign a contract extension with Tyler Herro.
Because at that point, based on their limited supply of tradable assets, is when they will send the final signal, the one with the most transparency. “Once Herro is paid, he will essentially become untradeable and Heat can no longer make competitive offers.

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