Kevin Durant has requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets.
Sean Marks will reportedly work with Durant and his business partner, Rich Kleiman, on finding a trade. Durant requested the trade directly to Joe Tsai. The Nets have received trade inquiries from more than half the league during the first hour following reports of Durant's trade request.
Durant has four seasons remaining on his contract extension he signed with the Nets last August. The future of Durant with the Nets became perilous following the franchise's contract standoff with Kyrie Irving. The Nets had been planning for a potential Durant trade request for several weeks.
Durant and Irving had no contact with the Nets after Irving opted into his deal on Monday, which created a sense of inevitability Durant would ask for a trade.
The Houston Rockets control Brooklyn's draft through 2027, which disincentivizes the Nets from moving forward with a full rebuild.
Wojnarowski also reported late on Thursday evening on Sports Center that the Golden State Warriors winning the title accelerated his decision.
"Golden State winning the championship this season and just the flood of criticism and second guessing that landed on Kevin Durant, I think it contributed to a tipping point," said Wojnarowski.
There has been "tremendous ferocity" in the Brooklyn front office surrounding the Durant trade talks. One team made an initial offer to the Nets and then called back with an improved trade offer for Durant.
The Nets are looking for a trade package that beats what the New Orleans Pelicans received for Anthony Davis and the Oklahoma City Thunder received for Paul George.