The Brooklyn Nets continue to wait for improved offers for Kevin Durant amid a market that is more tepid than they anticipated. Because the trade price is not necessarily exorbitant, more teams like the Golden State Warriors could enter the bidding more seriously.
"I think the reality is the league has sniffed out that the price tag for Durant may not be as high as the Nets want it," said Brian Windhorst. "And if the price tag maybe slips a little bit, which may be what we're looking at what is now turning into a stalemate, some teams that were just sort of casual bystanders in the first round may be like 'wait a minute, maybe we should get in on this bidding.'
"In fairness, you have to put the Warriors on that list. I don't think it's likely, but it would be irresponsible of me to scratch them off."
League executives don't believe the Nets are serious about keeping Durant through the offseason despite their posturing and it is "not effecting the offers yet."