Star player Kevin Durant wants to leave Brooklyn Nets – AP

Tim Reynolds, The Associated Press

Star player Kevin Durant has asked the Brooklyn Nets to trade him, according to a source with knowledge of the matter.

He reportedly has several favorite destinations, according to the source.

That person spoke to AP on anonymity, as neither the superstar nor the Nets have made an official comment.

The request was first reported by ESPN, which suggests Durant would like to join the Heat or the Suns.

It all comes on the cusp of the NBA’s free agent signing period.

A four-time league scoring champion, Durant has made 12 all-star teams. He won two NBA championships and three Olympic gold medals.

He was playing with the Golden State Warriors when they took it all in 2017 and 2018.

Durant’s pact has four years and nearly $200 million left.

Durant played 14 seasons, missing one campaign while recuperating from a torn Achilles tendon.

He tallied 27.2 points per game during his career. During this period, only LeBron James did better (27.3).

Durant turns 34 on September 29. He remains one of the best players on the circuit, especially because at the height of his six foot 10, his shots from short and medium distances are almost impossible to counter.

Last season he scored 29.9 points per game in 55 games. And this after helping the Americans win gold in Tokyo.

At this point last year, the Nets were chasing glory with Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving. It didn’t really go as planned: Irving played very little (vaccine refusal), Harden moved to the Sixers (in return for Ben Simmons, who didn’t play at all), and Brooklyn was beaten as soon as the first round of the playoffs, swept by Boston.

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