Phoenix Suns GM was asked why Kevin Durant wasn’t acquired by Phoenix this offseason. Jones’ answer was about as straightforward as it gets.
“Brooklyn wanted to keep Kevin Durant”, said Jones.
Jones went on to say the Suns talked with the Nets about a Durant trade, but that those talks never got really far.
“We had discussions with Brooklyn about their desires and what they were trying to do, but ultimately, I would say like most teams, there was nothing to it.” When pressed about the nature of the negotiations, Jones said “Not much discussion, in-depth discussion.”