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Kevin Durant requests trade from Nets

Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant requested a trade Thursday, hours before the start of free agency. Photo by Jason Szenes/EPA-EFE
Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant requested a trade Thursday, hours before the start of free agency. Photo by Jason Szenes/EPA-EFE

June 30 (UPI) -- All-Star forward Kevin Durant requested a trade on Thursday from the Brooklyn Nets.

Sources told ESPN, The Athletic and Yahoo Sports about the trade request. Durant, 33, is under contract through 2025-26.

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The 12-time All-Star averaged 29.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and 6.4 assists per game in 55 starts last season. Durant joined the Nets in a 2019 trade from the Golden State Warriors.

Durant is set to make $44 million in 2022. His annual salary will escalate to $53 million by 2025.

The two-time NBA Finals MVP and four-time NBA scoring champion helped the Nets go 44-38 and make the playoffs last season despite playing the majority of the campaign without All-Star teammate Kyrie Irving.

Earlier this week, Irving announced his decision to opt in to the final year of his contract with the Nets.

The NBA free agency period will start at 6 p.m. EDT Thursday. Trades can't become official until Wednesday.

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