Breaking: Kevin Durant Trade Talks Are OFF

In a dramatic turn of events, Kevin Durant has recanted his trade demand, and has decided to stay with the Brooklyn Nets. 

According to NBA Insider Shams Charania, a meeting with head coach Steve Nash, general manager Sean Marks and owner Joe Tsai has convinced Durant to "move forward with their partnership."

Marks said in a statement, "We are focusing on basketball, with one collective goal in mind: build a lasting franchise to bring a championship to Brooklyn." 

This wild about-face is in direct contrast to Durant's recent ultimatum that the Nets either fire Nash and Marks or trade him. 

Durant initially issued his trade request on June 30th, and for nearly two months, teams across the league have been scrambling to put together blockbuster offers that the Nets would be interested in. 

Of course, the ripple effects from all this will be felt around the league, where players like Jaylen Brown, OG Anunoby, Miles Bridges and others have heard their names batted around as being offered in a trade to Brooklyn. They are all now safe. But how much will feelings be hurt?

The 12-time All-Star Durant is under contract with the Nets for four more years. 

Trade discussions are over. 

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