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“I had doubts and I expressed them”

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On the occasion of the “media day” of the Brooklyn Nets, Kevin Durant returned to the reasons which led him to request his transfer this summer, then to change his mind.

On June 30, Kevin Durant set the NBA on fire by letting it be known that he wanted to leave the Brooklyn Nets, where he arrived in 2019 but where he never managed to bring the franchise to the championship title despite a superstar squad. But a month and a half later, he finally decided to stay, he who is still under contract for three seasons. This Monday, as in most franchises, the Brooklyn Nets organized their “media day”, and Kevin Durant was obviously asked about his real-false start. The 33-year-old winger, 2017 and 2018 champion with Golden State, did not dodge questions on the subject. “I had doubts and I expressed them. I’m getting old. I want to be in a stable place and try to build a champion culture. We reached a mutual agreement that we should keep moving forward. I am determined to move forward with this team. I stay myself every day. I only control my work. My job is to be a player. »

Durant: ‘I don’t feel like I have anything to prove to them’

A huge player, who again averaged 29.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and 6.4 assists in the regular season and 26.3 points, 5.8 rebounds and 6.3 average assists in the play-offs in 2021-22, but that did not prevent the Nets from being eliminated in the first round by Boston. “Nets fans must now know me after three years. We’ve been through a lot as a team, but I’ve always done my job. I don’t feel like I have anything to prove to them. I’m just ready to move forward with this team. If they have doubts, I can’t control it. “But while the Nets will line up, in addition to Durant, Kyrie Irving, Ben Simmons, Patty Mills, Seth Curry or Markieff Morris, fans will have a hard time forgiving a failed second season…

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