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Kevin Durant is not going to sit out if he’s traded, an NBA executive has said.

Trevor Ruszkowski/USA TODAY Sports This offseason, Kevin Durant has notably requested a trade, and there’s no doubt that many teams have been looking for a way to acquire the superstar forward. However, the Brooklyn Nets have yet to find a suitable trade partner. In the past, we’ve seen players like Ben Simmons sit out while waiting for the team to trade them. However, an NBA executive told Sean Bulpett of Heavy.com that he does not anticipate Kevin Durant sitting out. The executive stated that he knows Kevin Durant and that he is not the “kind of guy” who would do such a thing. “I don’t see KD as a hardliner either. If they can’t come to an agreement, he’ll simply say, ‘[Expletive] it,’ and play — and play hard, as he always does. I know KD, and he isn’t going to sit out or anything. He’s not that type of person. There isn’t a chance. He will not do anything like that.” If Brooklyn wants to be good now, the fastest way to get there is for KD, Kyrie, and (Ben) Simmons to play well together. With everything else, you’re scrambling this season and hoping for those draft picks to bring you something good later on. He’s not going to be KD no matter who you bring back in a trade now.” It remains to be seen whether Kevin Durant is traded, and there are teams other than the Nets that would be contenders with him on the roster. However, there is a path to contention with the Brooklyn Nets, who have two other All-Stars on their roster in Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons. Kevin Durant, whether on the Brooklyn Nets or elsewhere, should end up on a championship-contending team. Kevin Durant is a player who still has a lot left in the tank, and we may see him win another championship in the near future.