Kevin Durant on Free Agency: ‘Who Knows What’ll Happen?’

by July 30, 2014

There are two years remaining on Kevin Durant’s contract with the OKC Thunder, but the rampant speculation (and shameless recruitment) ahead of his free agency are well underway.

Durant hears the chatter loud and clear, and says he has no idea what he will do once decision time comes. The only thing the NBA’s reigning MVP is sure of, is that he’s not closing the door on any possibility.

Per the WaPo:

“We’re going to put it out on the table. It’s been talked about,” Durant said. “Everybody is asking me about it. Every time I go on Instagram or Twitter, all my friends ask me about it. So I’m not going to sit here and act like I’m naïve to the fact that people think about that stuff. But I just tell everybody, ‘Look, I’m here in Oklahoma City. I love it here.’ Who knows what’ll happen? You never can close a door on anything, but I like where I’m at right now. I can’t answer those questions.”


Durant was then asked if (LeBron) James’s decision would lead him to make a similar move and play for Washington when he becomes a free agent for the first time in his career. “I’m going to do what’s best for me. It’s hard to talk about that right now. I got two years left in Oklahoma City. I’m just trying to focus in on that,” Durant said, before adding, “I’m not going to make a decision based on what somebody else does.”


“Definitely,” Durant said, when asked if the questions would cease with championships in Oklahoma City. “Two years straight, that would be cool. It would definitely be tough to do anything. That’s one of those things where you’re building a dynasty now, when you win two in a row. But I don’t want to think too far down the line. I’m just trying to focus on today. I love my teammates, my coaches, the front office, the city. But we’ll see.”

Kevin Durant, a Washington, D.C. native, added that he thought the way LeBron returned home to Cleveland this summer was “classy” and “pretty cool”.

KD seems happy in OKC for now, but with free agency looming, there will be tremendous pressure on the Thunder’s front-office to produce a championship winning team over the next two seasons.