‘It’s unfair to waste his greatness’: Kendrick Perkins says the Brooklyn Nets SHOULD trade Kevin Durant in the aftermath of humiliating loss to Sacramento
- Kevin Durant’s former teammate believes the Nets should trade the superstar
- Brooklyn were blown out by the Sacramento Kings 153-121 on Tuesday night
- Durant’s postgame comments caused waves on social media and in news cycles
- The ex-OKC and Warriors star asked to be traded from Brooklyn in the offseason
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Kendrick Perkins has suggested the Brooklyn Nets should do Kevin Durant ‘a favor’ and trade him from the organization.
Durant requested a move away from Brooklyn in the offseason, explaining his reasoning in greater detail following the Nets’ historic loss 153-121 to Sacramento Tuesday.
‘It is unfair, at the moment, to waste Kevin Durant’s greatness,’ Perkins said on ESPN’s NBA Today Wednesday.
‘Right now, he’s not on a team competing for a championship. Sean Marks needs to do Kevin Durant a favor and trade him to a title contender, where we can watch him.
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‘We can actually watch him in the playoffs and compete for a championship. I get it, he signed a contract.
‘But he’s also been the most reliable person in the Nets organization since he stepped foot into the franchise.’
High expectations were set for the Nets’ season, as they have since Durant and Kyrie Irving arrived together in the 2019 offseason.
Though Durant argued, in an exclusive interview with Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report, less should be thought of his team amid its current struggles.
Kendrick Perkins believes the Brooklyn Nets franchise should look to offload their centerpiece
‘Look at our starting lineup. Edmond Sumner, Royce O’Neale, Joe Harris, [Nic] Claxton and me,’ Durant said.
‘It’s not disrespect, but what are you expecting from that group?’ You expect us to win because I’m out there.
‘So, if you’re watching from that lens, you’re expecting us to play well because No. 7 is out there.’
Despite Brooklyn’s current 6-9 record and the controversy surrounding Irving, Durant insists he is happy with the franchise.
Despite the historic blowout defeat, Durant performed admirably, scoring 27 points Tuesday
‘It’s been fun grinding with these dudes. It’s been fun grinding with Jacque,’ he said Tuesday notwithstanding a blowout loss.
‘It’s been fun trying to leverage myself to help everybody else get better. I’m learning the game more and seeing all types of crazy defenses every night.
‘I never know how a team is going to guard me. This is all helping me mentally as a player to see things a little slower, playing a little slower.’