Ben Simmons deleted his Instagram account following Durant-Irving rumors

Following Kevin Durant's upcoming departure and Kyrie Irving's possible departure, Ben Simmons will have a tough task leading the Brooklyn Nets next season

Several hours before Durant learned of the news, he posted a video on his Instagram account in which he appears strong and ready for what lies ahead

Perhaps without imagining that he now has much more responsibility to bear.

While Durant's departure is practically confirmed, Irving's is still in doubt

The transfer of the two players has been complicated in recent days, which is why Simmons deleted its mention

The Brooklyn Nets are under no obligation to trade Kevin Durant to a team with a current contract

But all reports indicate this will eventually happen, assuming they accept the high price of their star player

The Nets want this trade to give them a full, bolstered roster, and they are not willing to sell KD cheaply, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski