Before Kevin Durant trade request, Nets owner Joseph Tsai already had reason to be furious

Kyrie Irving’s decision this week to opt into the final year of his deal in Brooklyn did not soothe Kevin Durant’s wandering mind. Durant asked to be traded on the opening day of NBA free agency, even though Irving took the $37 million sitting in front of him without any trade stipulations attached. The Nets … Read more

P.J. Tucker, Danuel House Jr. are exactly what 76ers’ stars said they needed

Follow our NBA Free Agency live blog. As it turns out, the Philadelphia Sixers’ postgame news conferences after their Game 6 loss to the Miami Heat were revealing. The roadmap to the bulk of their offseason was laid out moments after the season ended in disappointing fashion. James Harden spoke about wanting to do “whatever … Read more

5 players, $1.1 billion: NBA free agency starts with a bang

The NBA generated more basketball-related income than ever this past season, the total number coming up just short of $9 billion. Business is good. The first night of free agency underscored how good. Nikola Jokic agreed to the biggest contract in NBA history, Bradley Beal agreed to a deal worth a quarter-billion dollars, and the … Read more

How the Brooklyn Nets went from a super-team to a Kevin Durant trade request

It started as a clean sweep and ended up a disaster. Three years to the day after Kevin Durant committed to the Nets alongside Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan, the 6-foot-10 forward requested a trade from the organization. The Athletic’s Shams Charania first reported the news on Thursday. Brooklyn is starting free agency, which tipped … Read more

Nets join list of recent superteams that never won a championship

When you’re putting together a championship contender, one rule is paramount — get the best talent you possibly can. You’ll be facing off against the best possible rosters your opponents can assemble, so it’s only logical that you should pack your own team full of stars. Sometimes, the stars align and you can even stack … Read more

Did Kevin Durant’s trade request give a Kyrie Irving Lakers deal new life?

Kevin Durant shocked the NBA world a few hours before free agency began, requesting a trade from the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday afternoon according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. The ripple effects of the Durant trade demand have the power to reshape the league — including the Los Angeles Lakers’ future. Only two days have … Read more

NBA free agency 2022 preview and predictions: Top 25 players

Kyrie Irving is staying in Brooklyn and Jalen Brunson might be on his way to the Knicks, but there’s still plenty to watch as NBA free agency gets set to open at 6 p.m. on Thursday. The Post looks at 25 free agents who will make news in the coming days:  James Harden, SF (76ers) … Read more

As NBA free agency 2022 begins, here are the top 25 available players

The thing about 2022 free agency is that we’ve already had an awful lot of action considering we haven’t even hit the “free agency” part of the program yet. Player transactions are going back and forth despite that in the form of player trades and contract extensions, even though nobody can agree to a deal … Read more

Inside the Hawks’ pursuit of Dejounte Murray and what might come next

The Atlanta Hawks were desperate for another star. After that unexpected joy ride in the 2021 playoffs, their underwhelming showing last season in the much-improved Eastern Conference was a major problem for all involved. Pressure from ownership was rising – again – especially with Trae Young’s supermax extension about to kick in for the 2022-23 … Read more