It seems the the NBA is a forward thinking league in that teams and fans are always looking ahead to what free agents will be hitting the market in years down the line. One of those upcoming free agents is Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant and one of those teams looking ahead to the future are the Washington Wizards.
John Wall was quoted recently as saying he plans on recruiting Durant back to his hometown if he hits the market in 2016. Durant addressed Wall’s comments by saying he loves Washington an the District area, but wouldn’t say if he’d sign in Washington.
“I grew up here. I’ve got 100 people coming to the game tonight. That should tell you how much I care for this city,” said the smiling superstar to a throng of reporters and cameras while sitting in front of his cubicle in the Thunder’s locker room. “Just growing up here, catching the subway down to the MCI Center at the time as a kid, and watching the games. I’m very fortunate, blessed to come back here and play. Every part of D.C. is embedded in my heart. Looking forward to playing tonight.”
Durant also didn’t say he wouldn’t sign, which means fans are interpreting this as the All-Star not ruling a return home out of the question. Durant coming to Washington seems ridiculous now, but if Wall can get the team good by 2016, it might become an attractive destination for Durant.