LeVert makes the case for why Durant should come to the Nets.
This summer will be a busy one for Kevin Durant as he has to decide which team he wants to sign with. The superstar is up for a max contract and will most likely be moving on from the Golden State Warriors. While the New York Knicks have been one of the front runners to land the two-time NBA Champion, Brooklyn Nets player Caris LeVert believes Durant would be better suited for a different New York team. In a new interview with the New York Post, LeVert explained that the Nets have all the pieces necessary to compliment a player like Durant.
“I don’t think superstars, especially Kevin, want to be the one who has to carry the whole team, the full load on his own. He’s in his 30s now, so he definitely wants to go to a team that has a good core, has a good culture, has good guys on the team, and we fit all those categories,” LeVert said.
With players like D'Angelo Russell playing at an elite level, LeVert believes Durant wouldn't have to carry a huge load and could play his game with confidence knowing his teammates around him can carry their own weight.
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“[Russell’s] played at an All-Star level. Everybody wants to play with a great point guard, a great floor general, and he’s put himself in that conversation for sure. That lessens the load for a guy like Kevin Durant or another superstar who wants to come play with us," LeVert explained. "They don’t want to be the only one on the team, so that’s very attractive that D’Angelo has elevated himself to that level to play with.”
The Nets are currently having a surprisingly good season as they are ranked 6th in the Eastern Conference and seem to be well on their way to the playoffs.