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Sunday, November 13th, 2011 at 2:47 pm  |  19 responses

Kevin Durant Weighing Options in Israel, Spain and Germany


If players don’t accept the owners’ current offer, some believe the union’s next move will be decertification, which will almost certainly cost everyone involved the entire ’11-12 season. With that possibility ahead of them, many NBAers will soon be examining their overseas options—or in the case of Kevin Durant, already are. Via Yahoo!: “If the labor impasse isn’t resolved, Durant said he could sign a contract next week to play overseas. He’s weighing offers from Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel, Valencia in Spain and BBC Bayreuth in Germany. Any deal Durant signs would include an opt-out clause that allows him to return to the NBA as soon as the lockout ends. ‘I’m right on the fence with playing overseas and I’m about to jump over,’ Durant said in a phone interview from Josh Howard’s celebrity game in Dallas. Durant said he will let Players Association executive director Billy Hunter and president Derek Fisher decide whether players should vote on the current offer. But he would vote to reject it.”

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  • http://www.novalight-imaging.com novamike

    Maccabi is already 12-1 with a red-hot Jordan Farmar leading them at pg. Add Durant and they will challenge for the overall Euro title.

  • http://fivemag.de Speedy

    BBC Bayreuth, Germany, make it happen Dr. Stefan Arnold !

  • http://dodgers.com Joey E.

    Kevin has been an attentionWhore lately. aintno way he finishes his career in OKC. he’s out when that contract expires

  • http://espn.go.com/espn/commentary/story/_/id/7223340/etan-thomas-questions-nba-labor-negotiations LA Huey

    ^Well, his boss is among the hardliners trying to screw over his fellow players…

  • Bar from israel

    please sign in maccabi that will be a dream come true all the fans is in crazy mode about that rumor יאללה מכבי

  • BEN ZONAH

    YAALAA MACCABI

  • BEN ZONAH

    LECH TIZDAYEN DIRK

  • http://Www.fiba.com Darksaber

    Jesus! Durant would make Maccabi a monster. Eidson, Farmer, Sofo and him? Nasty. Loudest fans in that trio of teams AND they play national plus the Euroleague. That would give him the best comp and exposure in Europe.
    Your move, Dirk! (please go to Brose Basket)

  • MrLeBronJames6fan

    I think KD should go to Maccabi. Along with Jordan Farmer they would beast!

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    whoops, just remembered that Chuck Eidson now plays for Barcelona. He was in Tel Aviv last season.
    My bad.
    The original point still stands though.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Jahmai

    Great, we’re back to ‘player X thinking about playing overseas’ news. NBA = No Basketball Anymore.

  • http://facebook.com justine bacnis

    DAMN lockout!!

  • Bar from israel

    TO DARKSABEAR EIDSON LEFT US THIS SUMMER TO BARCELONA

  • http://Www.fiba.com Darksaber

    TO BAR; MAYBE YOU SHOULD READ ALL COMMENTS BEFORE WRITING?
    (thanks though)

  • jk_light

    BBC Bayreuth is a small club in Germany in the lower half of the standings. It would be more realistic for Dwight to accept the veteran’s minimum in Utah next year than Durant playing in Bayreuth in my opinion. Would be great though.

  • bull22

    good.. i hope he stays there. after all his ranting and rhetoric during the lockout i could care less if he ever plays ball again and now happy he ate it
    by not making it to finals..

  • Bar from israel

    To DARKSABER I WORTE MY COMMENT BEFORE YOUR SECOND COMMENT PUBLISHED

  • Bar from israel

    לישראלי שמגיב פה מה אתה מקלל גם ככה הם לא מבינים

  • @Deknowz

    The owner of OKC is another SCUMBAG, I hope they ALL cross the pond and stay there for a while.

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