Nine days ago, Vegas deemed the Brooklyn Nets as the favorites to sign Kevin Durant.
The New York media poured cold water on those odds Friday.
SNY's Ian Begley reported that the Nets "are not the front-runners or favorites to sign Durant at the moment."
With the start of free agency less than 48 hours away, no one knows which team Durant will pick. The Warriors, Nets, Knicks and Clippers are the teams believed to be the likely suitors for the two-time NBA Finals MVP.
For the last few months, the Nets had been hoping to sign Durant and point guard Kyrie Irving, both of whom will be unrestricted free agents starting Sunday. But as of a week ago, Brooklyn reportedly was debating whether it wants to sign just Irving if Durant heads elsewhere.
Durant has been holed up in New York ever since he tore his right Achilles against the Toronto Raptors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. As of Thursday, Durant reportedly doesn't plan to meet with prospective teams, but if he does, those talks will happen in the Big Apple.
At this point, the Warriors' front office has to consider it good news that the Nets aren't the front-runners to sign Durant.
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The Durant Sweepstakes will end in a matter of days, so we'll soon find out if Vegas or the New York media had better intel.