Feb 11, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) reacts after the Thunder defeat the Portland Trail Blazers 98-95 at the Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports

Scott Brooks not thinking about losing Kevin Durant in 2016 offseason


The 2014 offseason will see Carmelo Anthony and likely LeBron James hit the open market and have the chance to choose new teams but already fans are looking ahead to the 2016 offseason. That’s the year that Kevin Durant hits free agency, and much like LeBron James he’ll be doing so in his absolute prime.

Durant’s head coach Scott Brooks will also see his contract expire in 2016, but the Oklahoma City Thunder coach says he isn’t thinking about what the future holds that far ahead.

Per Jeff Caplan of NBA.com:

“All the rhetoric about what’s going to happen three years from now, I kind of smirk and laugh about it,” Brooks said.“It’s crazy. Who knows? What our team believes in is what I believe in. I believe in coming to work everyday, I believe in giving your best, I believe in being solid on and off the court. Those are staples that this organization is about.”

Durant may not even hit free agency, which is likely why Brooks isn’t too concerned. The Thunder are in a win-now mode and a run at a title will be occupying Brooks’ mind, not things that are going to happen a couple years in the future.

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