Kevin Durant Reportedly Won’t Consider Houston in Free Agency

by June 10, 2016

The Houston Rockets, like everyone else in the NBA, want Kevin Durant … but the feeling isn’t mutual according to a report.

Durant and former OKC Thunder teammate James Harden were spotted recently hanging out, but don’t hold your breath for a reunion in Texas next season.

For what it’s worth, the Thunder front-office is confident about re-signing the 27-year-o;d superstar this summer.


Former teammates Kevin Durant and James Harden are “hanging out” this week, ‎but the close friends’ ‎brief reunion isn’t expected to have a real impact on Durant’s forthcoming free agency, according to league sources.


At least one picture of Durant and Harden at a restaurant has circulated this week via Instagram, leading to inevitable speculation about Harden trying to recruit his former Oklahoma City Thunder colleague to Houston. But sources insist ‎the visit is nothing out of the ordinary ‎for them, given the players’ long-standing friendship, and particularly because Houston, sources say, is not a destination Durant intends to consider.


But Durant also is widely expected to take a handful of face-to-face recruiting meetings with a select group of interested teams, with the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs regarded by many rival executives as the two biggest threats to lure Durant away from the Thunder.

Kevin Durant Won’t Go On a Recruiting Tour This Summer