Kevin Durant’s is poised to be one of the most sought after free agents in recent memory when his contract expires with the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2016.
Likely to the dismay of Thunder fans, Durant plays to take advantage of all the interest in his services, telling the Washington Post that he will explore all of his options, which will include Durant’s hometown team, the Washington Wizards.
The Wizards will undoubtedly be in competition from several other teams that will have money that summer, including the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets and Rockets. Durant expects to have a few suitors coming his way.
“It’s great to feel wanted,” Durant said. “Got to see what’s out there, if you’re a free agent. We playing in a league where it’s so powerful, you can impact so many different people. You’ve got to look at all of your options.”
Washington would seem to be one of the biggest threats to the Thunder, as Durant has spoken glowingly about his hometown. But we’re still two years away from Durant’s decision, so he very obviously hasn’t made up his mind either way.
“When [free agency] comes around, I’ll answer those questions, but for now, I’m focused on where I am and the task at hand. Just take it a day at a time,” he said. “It’s hard to tell the future. That’s why you can’t do it. It’s hard. I can’t do it right now.”
Durant averaged 32.0 points and 7.4 rebounds per game this past season with Oklahoma City.