Nets to get less national TV exposure due to Kevin Durant drama

The NBA schedule won’t be released until Wednesday, but it’s already pretty clear that Kevin Durant’s trade demand has made the Nets less of a ratings sure thing than they once were.

Brooklyn will visit the Lakers on Nov. 13, and the Warriors on Jan. 22 in San Francisco, a league source told The Post. But despite potentially being Durant’s first game in front of the Golden State fans since leaving the Bay Area for the Nets — presuming he’s not dealt away by then — the game is slated for NBA TV rather than the national spotlight of ABC, ESPN or TNT.

The schedule won’t officially be released until 3 p.m. Wednesday, but this is the latest indicator that the league offices aren’t altogether convinced Durant will still be on Brooklyn’s roster by that point.

Durant, who won the 2017 and ’18 NBA Finals MVPs for the Warriors, missed all of his first Brooklyn season rehabbing the ruptured right Achilles tendon he’d suffered in Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the eventual-champion Toronto Raptors.

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Kevin Durant
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