Kevin Durant stays with Brooklyn Nets, announces team

Kevin Durant has agreed to stay with the Brooklyn Nets next season, ending rumors that former MVP could be traded to Toronto Raptors.

Kevin Durant has agreed to extend his contract with the Brooklyn Nets ending rumours that the former MVP could be traded to Toronto Raptors.

The 33-year-old superstar has decided to “move forward” with the team and return to Brooklyn, the Nets said in a press release on Tuesday.


According to The Athletic, Durant reportedly told the Nets that to keep him with the team, they would have to fire Nash and Marks. Durant had earlier this summer demanded a trade. The meeting on Monday, however, appears to have reduced any tensions, and Durant is now likely to return to Brooklyn for the upcoming campaign.

One of the many teams who were anticipated to pursue Durant was the Toronto Raptors. They formerly had the second-best chances of obtaining the two-time Finals MVP. But the Raptors were unwilling to give up the reigning Rookie of the Year because the Nets wanted Scottie Barnes in exchange for Durant.

Toronto will probably finish a deal with Christian Koloko who the team had yet to agree to in order to keep flexibility in case Durant was acquired now that Durant is off the table.