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The relatively complex trade that has sent Kevin Durant to the Brooklyn Nets and D & # 39; Angelo Russell to the Golden State Warriors was reportedly complicated by none other than Durant himself.
Brian Windhorst of ESPN reported Thursday that the former Warriors star had spoken out against a sign that only he and Russell would have been involved in.
I do not think it was a fair deal, and in this case, the Warriors had to satisfy not only the nets, but also Durant, "Windhorst reported citing several sources.
Because the two-fold final MVP does not Authorized Windhorst reported that the Warriors were "reluctantly forced" to give up a pick for the first round, with "one of the most unusual defensive mechanisms the NBA has seen lately."
If the selection for the first round of the Warriors Outside the top is 20 in the next year's NBA draft, the nets have a choice. If not, the Warriors send Brooklyn a second election in six years.
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Golden State is also said to have been forced to accept the contracts of Shabazz Napier and Treveon Graham, which the team renounced shortly thereafter To enable the Nets to make room for DeAndre Jordan, a close friend of Durant and Kyrie Irving just another chapter in the very strange story that was Durant's freelance agency. On Tuesday, Sean Marks, General Manager of Nets, said the team officials were confident they would land Durant, but the former MVP had not previously talked to the team by publishing his decision at 3:00 pm on his Instagram account, The Boardroom "for the sports shop.
"Well, the Instagram post he posted, we all sat in the office, and we all have that in real time with you," said Marks. "We were not even sure if we would have a meeting that evening or if it would be a phone conversation with him, that was the first one."
The signing and trade agreement was finalized and officially announced by The Participating Teams earlier this week.
Eric Ting is an SFGATE employee. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org | Twitter: @_ ericting
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