Kevin Durant appears firm on his wish to be traded unless the Brooklyn Nets would give in to his demands. Team owner Joe Tsai would be open to such only that the demands of the two-time NBA champion may be too much.

Durant met with Tsai and it appears the 33-year-old cager laid down his cards. According to a report from Sham Charania of The Athletic citing sources, Durant allegedly wanted current head coach Steve Nash and general manager Sean Marks relieved.

It appears the 12-time All-Star has lost faith in the direction of the Nets, hence the request. But would Tsai heed his request and overhaul the team’s handlers?

The answer to that remains to be seen. However, this revelation also places the Nets in an even bigger mess. With NBA teams aware of the Nets' issues with Durant, most would prefer to sit back and wait before taking action.

The Boston Celtics, Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors remain the plausible teams where Durant could end up. Of those teams, the Celtics appear to be the last team standing with Jaylen Brown reportedly the center of any trade scenario.

Miami and the Phoenix Suns were mentioned as the teams that Durant preferred. But these teams have been taken out of the equation.

The Heat cannot and will not trade Bam Adebayo in any Durant trade. One reason tied to that is that the Nets are forbidden from adding Adebayo because of Ben Simmons.

For the Suns, matching the offer sheet to Deandre Ayton has scorned any trade scenario. The big man can only be traded by Jan. 15.

But even if these were not the case, the rants of Durant may have gotten NBA teams thinking. What are the chances that KD would do the same with his new team if he is not satisfied with their performance this 2022-23 season?

The Nets find themselves in a bind, something that has now become a bit complicated. Trading Durant just became harder, something that will give Tsai sleepless nights.

Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets
Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets Getty Images | Elsa

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