ESPN Poll Finds Decisive Winner For Durant's 2022-23 Home

With all the rumors floating around about which team will pull the trigger and trade for Kevin Durant, a new ESPN poll of its NBA staffers finds there is a decisive frontrunner for KD's predicted landing spot come the opening of the season. And it's right back in Brooklyn. 

The staff polled apparently don't expect the Nets to pull off a trade for Durant, as evidenced by the numbers:

1. Brooklyn Nets  83.3%

2. Boston Celtics   5.6%

2. Miami Heat       5.6%

2. Toronto Raptors 5.6%

With over 83% believing Durant stays in Brooklyn, it seems that not many are buying that his latest ultimatum given to Nets owner Joe Tsai will pay any dividends for KD. Certainly not unless the Nets bring their exorbitant asking price down. The original outlandish ask they made of the Boston Celtics is indicative of how onerous their demands really are. 

Meanwhile, the three teams who've been most linked to Durant since this whole drama began are tied for second place in the ESPN voting. 

While the Miami Heat were one of Durant's original preferred destinations (along with the Phoenix Suns, who've apparently dropped out of the conversation), the Celtics have had the most chatter of late. And still many believe that the Toronto Raptors could put together the best package. finds slightly different odds, with a 66.7% chance that Durant stays in Brooklyn.

Tsai has already shot back on Twitter that they will not cave to Durant's demands, and will only "make decisions in the best interest of the Brooklyn Nets."

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