Warriors general manager Bob Myers suggests the team is out of the sweepstakes by Kevin Durant: “I love our team and its place.”

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It looks like the Golden State Warriors are out of the Kevin Durant sweepstakes. During an interview with NBA.com Wednesday night before the ESPYs, Warriors GM Bob Myers suggested that the defending champions won’t be making any big moves this summer.

“I love our team and its place,” Myers said. “I want to give the guys a chance to do it again. We’ve kept most of it together, but we have to keep our health. I didn’t think we’d make it last year, but we did. I watch as you do. We’ll see what happens.”

“It’s a good group. We’re in luck. It’ll be fun to see. We were really fishing last year. Now I think we’re back to fishing, which I didn’t think we would be. We’ll see. I think we can handle it.”

A reunion between Durant and the Warriors has always been unlikely, but speculation has spread after the Brooklyn Nets’ supernatural trade order. at one point, Warriors stars communicate with their ex-teammate to discuss the situation. But while it could have made for an amazing story, trade was never possible.

Steve Curry, Clay Thompson and Draymond Green are not dealt, Andrew Wiggins is ineligible to trade the Nets while Ben Simmons is still on the roster due to the “designated Rookie” rule and the Warriors’ desire to win over two timelines means they won’t transfer their picks from the junior lottery. On paper, the Warriors have the ability to put together a commercial package for Durant, but in practice they obviously wouldn’t be willing to meet the asking price of the Nets.

While the Warriors focus on repetition, Durant’s wait will continue. Three weeks after ordering a trade, he remained a member of the Brooklyn Nets, and ruled out a drastic shift in the trade market, which won’t change any time soon. The Nets don’t appear to be interested in any of the deals currently on the table, and Brian Windhorst reported earlier this week that the team Willing to keep Durant next season If they don’t get better offers.

With Durant under contract until 2026, the team has no compelling need to move him for anything less than they’re asking. As next season approaches with both Durant and Kyrie Irving still on the roster, that would create an uncomfortable situation, which would give the team a better chance of winning rather than giving up either of these players for less than they’re worth.

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