According to ESPN, the company’s 33-year-old business director Rich Kleiman told Wojnarowski that they are working with Nets General Manager Sean Marks to find a business partner. Wojnarowski reports that the Phoenix Suns and the Miami Heat are among the teams on Durant’s wish list.
CNN reached out to Nets and Kleiman for comment, but did not immediately receive a response.
Durant joined the Nets before the 2019 season on a signing and trading deal with the Golden State Warriors and just finished his third season in the franchise, averaging 29.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and 6.4 assists in 55 games. Durant signed an extension with Brooklyn in his last off-season and is under contract until the 2025/26 season.
Durant was drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics in the first round of the 2007 NBA Draft from the University of Texas. Durant was selected to appear in 12 All-Star games and is a two-time NBA champion.
Durant’s commercial request comes days after Nets teammate Keri Irving named his player for the squad for the 2022/23 season, according to Charania and Wojnarowski.
Irving looked like he was heading out before he made his $37 million player option, but according to Lugnarowski, Durant and Irving “want to keep playing together,” but not in Brooklyn.