Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets has set the records straight on James Harden. Despite initial reports that Harden held talks with Durant and Kyrie Irving, the two-time NBA Champion says that no conversations went down.

Durant admits that he has no idea how Harden trade rumors came about. And even if there was a trade brewing for the former NBA Most Valuable Player, that decision would be up to management.

"They're making these stories up. ... I don't know where that came from. James is a friend of mine, but I let the front office handle all of that stuff. I was just so focused on working out. I heard all the noise and I heard that James potentially wanted to come to the Nets. But anybody can make up stories, anybody can write a story and it gets traction," Durant said in a report from ESPN.

Durant is more concerned about nursing himself back to health and the Nets. He admits that he heard stories about a Harden coming to Brooklyn but prefers to believe it once it does get done. Unless something close to that happens, the 2014 NBA Most Valuable Player says all of it is false.

"So, nothing is ever set in stone until it's set in stone. I never thought too much about it, I was focused on myself, and our teammates probably did the same thing, and, you know, just move forward," Durant said.

It was Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN who reported that Harden spoke with Durant and Irving ahead of the Rockets’ big offer. Houston dangled a huge pitch which would have made him the first NBA player to earn $50 million a season.

Moving forward, it will be interesting what the future holds for Harden. The Rockets are not in a hurry to deal him out and are certain to want something big in exchange for the eight-time All-Star. The Nets are the only team seen by critics as a viable landing spot but more teams may enter the fray moving forward.

Kendrick Perkins #5, Kevin Durant #35 and Serge Ibaka #9 of the Oklahoma City Thunder
Kendrick Perkins #5, Kevin Durant #35 and Serge Ibaka #9 of the Oklahoma City Thunder Getty Images | Kevin C. Cox

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