Kevin Durant pushes back against retirement rumor amid Nets drama

Maybe there is hope for Kevin Durant staying with the Nets after all.

It won’t be retirement stopping him, at least.

Durant has asked Nets owner Steve Tsai to be traded during the offseason, but also left his boss with ultimatums for him to possibly stay in Brooklyn as he has lost faith in the team’s leadership.

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One of those conditions, as The Post confirmed earlier this month, is for coach Steve Nash to be fired and other reports stated he wants general manager Sean Marks to go as well. With them both still employed and the Nets’ trade price for Durant appearing to be exceedingly high, the former MVP, who signed a four-year, $198 million extension last August, has yet to be dealt.

The Post reported that Durant’s discontent with the franchise grew over time as, among other things, he was not consulted on the Nets’ firing of assistant coach and director of player development Adam Harrington at the end of last season.

All of it has at least sparked speculation about what happens if the Nets keep Durant on their roster without any changes to start the season.

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