Kevin Durant: Free Agency a ‘Basketball Decision’

by June 22, 2016

The most coveted free agent in the NBA this summer remains cagey about his plans.

Kevin Durant will only say that his decision will be based strictly on basketball and winning.

Rumors continue to swirl that the Golden State Warriors will be major players in the KD Sweepstakes.

Per the NY Daily News:

“I’m worried about basketball,” Durant told reporters in Austin, Tex., during the release of his new sneaker line on Monday. “That’s what it is for me. It’s a basketball decision. I’m looking forward to the future.”


The one player who can change the balance of power in the NBA is expected to meet with prospective teams in Los Angeles when the free-agent recruiting period beings in July, according to a source. Durant had considered holding meetings in New York, but apparently has decided to hear proposals in Los Angeles, where he owns an off-season home. […] The same source maintains that if Durant doesn’t re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder he would prefer to join the Warriors, a team that has reached two straight NBA Finals and could rule the Western Conference for the next five years if Durant goes to the Bay Area.


There is a strong sense that Durant will sign a two-year deal with OKC that includes a one-year opt out. He still has Russell Westbrook as a teammate and may think that the Thunder, which led the Warriors 3-1 in the conference finals, has what it takes to knock off Golden State.

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