Kevin Durant is not interested in helping the Warriors any longer.
Durant, who of course is a member of the Brooklyn Nets, wasn’t keen on the idea of a sign and trade to help facilitate D’Angelo Russell to his former team.
This according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst.
Durant, believing a sign and trade for Russell straight up was unfair, initially objected to the trade scenario.
The Nets had enough room to sign Durant straight up, but the Nets also had to let Russell become an unrestricted free agent with multiple suitors after him.
Knowing this, Durant was said to have put the “squeeze” on Warriors to facilitate a deal to satisfy him and the Nets.
In order for Durant to sign off on the deal, the Warriors had to give up a top-20 protected pick to complete the sign and trade.
To be fair, if the pick doesn’t fall into the top-20 it becomes a second round pick…six years from now.
Regardless, it’s a wild trade protection facilitated by what appears to be a jaded Durant.
Flip the page to see Windhorst’s report.