Back to the Phoenix Suns Newsfeed

Stein: Threats of Durant holdout have been circling for weeks now

For much of the summer, NBA pundits have discounted, at least a little bit, Kevin Durant’s beef with the Brooklyn Nets because they said he was too much of a hooper to actually go with the nuclear option of holding out if he wasn’t traded.

They assumed, collectively (as if they were all in a summer-long echo chamber with no real sourced knowledge), that Durant could be swayed back into the Nets fold because he just couldn’t stand to be away from basketball. That he would rescind his trade demand if the Nets held firm, and would come back to camp all smiles.