"They're making these stories up. ... I don't know where that came from," Durant said Tuesday, courtesy of ESPN's Cassidy Hubbarth. "James is a friend of mine, but I let the front office handle all of that stuff. I was just so focused on working out.
"I heard all the noise and I heard that James potentially wanted to come to the Nets. But anybody can make up stories, anybody can write a story and it gets traction. So, nothing is ever set in stone until it's set in stone. I never thought too much about it, I was focused on myself, and our teammates probably did the same thing, and, you know, just move forward."
After rejecting an extension that would have made him the first player to earn over $50 million annually, Harden reportedly told Houston Rockets ownership in November that he wanted to be traded to the Nets.
Despite both Harden and backcourt mate Russell Westbrook reportedly asking for trades out of Houston this offseason, the Rockets are reportedly willing to enter the new campaign with both still on their roster.
Harden and Durant were teammates on the Oklahoma City Thunder for three seasons after the former was drafted third overall in 2009. They were broken up in 2012 when Harden was traded to the Rockets in a multi-player deal.