Report: Kevin Durant Would Consider the Wizards if He Left OKC

by July 15, 2014

Well, this’d certainly make John Wall and everyone else in DC happy.

Kevin Durant’s free agency is still a couple of years away, but that’s never stopped fans and media from speculating on what he might choose to do.

The latest rumor is that the NBA’s reigning MVP would strongly consider playing for his hometown Washington Wizards if he bolted from the OKC Thunder.

Per the WaPo’s DC Sports Bog:

(Stephen. A Smith) went on ESPN 980′s Inside the Locker Room. This was Monday afternoon. Brian Mitchell asked what everyone has been asking. “With LeBron going back to Cleveland, everybody here in D.C. is thinking about Kevin Durant in 2016,” Mitchell said. “The Wiz seem to be jockeying to be in that sweepstakes. Who are they going to have to compete against when that happens?”


“I don’t think anybody, to be quite honest with you,” Smith said. “Obviously the New York Knicks would be in the mix and what have you. But there are folks that I’ve spoken to that are relatively close to Kevin Durant that tell me if he were to decide to leave Oklahoma City, it would be for the nation’s capital. That’s the kind of dude he is. That’s a place that he would consider.


“I certainly don’t want to sit here as a reporter and insider and try to give indications that he’s planning on leaving Oklahoma City,” Smith said. “I don’t know that to be sure. I don’t know that to be the case. But I was told that if there is a team that would be strongly considered, it is the Washington Wizards, and him returning home.”