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Why the Kevin Durant trade talks have stalled and where they go from here

Nearly a month after his trade request, Kevin Durant is still a Net. Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images

It has been exactly four weeks since the news broke that Kevin Durant asked the Brooklyn Nets for a trade despite having four years left on his contract. Durant, who has played just 90 games in his three seasons with the Nets, could be the centerpiece of one of the biggest superstar trades in recent memory -- or his trade demand could end up being a strange footnote in what ends up being a lengthy tenure in Brooklyn.

Even after Monday's news that the Nets and the Boston Celtics have engaged in talks on a potential Durant trade, we seem no closer to a resolution that could upend the NBA championship picture heading into the 2022-23 season. So let's discuss where the Durant situation sits, how the Celtics' potential trade package matches up with the other teams we've heard connected to Durant and where things could be headed between now and the start of training camp in late September.