Kevin Durant and Brooklyn Nets Are in Accord

Kevin Durant is staying with the Brooklyn Nets weeks after publicly requesting a trade away from the team.

Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant has rescinded his request to be traded ahead of the upcoming NBA season.

Durant and his longtime business manager Rich Kleiman met with Nets management and “decided to move forward with partnership.” 

The meeting included Durant, Kleiman, Nets team governor Joe Tsai, general manager Sean Marks and head coach Steve Nash.

Marks addressed the meeting in a statement: “We are focusing on basketball, with one collective goal in mind: build a lasting franchise  to bring a championship to Brooklyn.”

The Nets will be viewed as contenders in the Eastern Conference with a committed Durant, alongside guard Kyrie Irving and versatile forward Ben Simmons, whom the Nets acquired at last season’s trade deadline.