The Nets’ 2020-21 campaign was cut short late last month when the Milwaukee Bucks used a Game 7 win in their second-round playoff series to derail the title favorites. For Brooklyn star Kevin Durant, that prompted an early jump on his offseason.
The 11-time All-Star wasted no time. After quickly committing to play for Team USA in the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Durant went a step further, assuming the role of recruiter as he worked to help assemble this year’s Team USA team.
As it turns out, Durant might also be doing some recruiting for his Nets squad.
Ahead of the Olympics, Team USA’s 12-man roster will train in Las Vegas from July 6 to 19 and play exhibition games at Michelob Ultra Arena, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. And while the team meshes in Vegas, Durant will have a new roommate.
According to NBA reporter Erik Slater, Durant and Cleveland Cavaliers star Kevin Love will be rooming together during their time in Nevada. Slater cited a source, who he said also added that the Nets are at the top of Love’s list in the event he is bought out.