May 7, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) is awarded the NBA Most Valuable Player award prior to action against the Los Angeles Clippers in game two of the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Durant Rumors: Too early to tell if Knicks, Lakers have a chance

Kevin Durant is the MVP of the NBA and he’s on the rise to challenge LeBron James as the greatest player in the game today. He has a long way to go, but Durant’s career is still just getting started but it could be a career that restarts in a new city in the nex few years.

According to NBA scribe Chuck Myron, while the free agency of Kevin Durant is the next big thing to look forward to now that LeBron James is in Cleveland and the Kevin Love trade drama is largely over, it’s still way too early to tell if Durant will leave the Thunder for another team.

I think we’re still too far out from Durant’s free agency to really say at this point. It’s 22 and a half months away; go back 22 and a half months in the other direction and the Thunder are sitting there having just come off a Finals appearance and still holding on to James Harden. A lot can happen between now and the summer of 2016. The Thunder, Wizards, Knicks, Lakers and a bunch of other teams are in play.

This makes a ton of sense because how can it not? 2016 is a long ways away still and any number of things can happen including winning a title with the Thunder. It’d be a great story if Durant went home to the Washington Wizards and it’d be a great story if he became a LeBron James-style villain and left the Thunder to chase rings.

But the bottom line is there are two complete and full NBA seasons between now and when Durant is a free agent which means talk about where he will sign is irrelevant at this point, if not at least interesting.

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