The next superstar to hear incessant chatter about about their future is Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant, who can become a free agent after the 2015-2016 season.
Way too early to really say. The Thunder and the Wizards will be two teams in the mix, for sure. I’d be surprised if he doesn’t at least consider the Lakers and the Heat. The Knicks will try to wedge their way into things, and if they can create the cap space, I’m sure Durant will at least consider them. But at this point, it’s all speculation. The Thunder could be two-time defending champs by the time his deal is up, and that would change the dynamic significantly.
‘Obviously it is way to early to tell what Durant is going to do, but clearly the way the Thunder perform over the next two years will greatly impact what Durant decides to do. Plus, he is admittedly intrigued with the possibility of returning to his hometown to play for the Wizards.
Durant averaged 32.0 points, 7.4 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.0 steals per game while shooting 50.3% from the floor, 39.1% from beyond the arc and 87.3% from the charity stripe during the regular season. Then, he averaged 29.6 points, 8.9 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.3 steals per game while shooting 46.0% from the field, 34.4.1% from beyond the arc and 81.0% from the free throw line in the postseason. In his career, he’s averaged 27.4 points, 6.9 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.3 assists per game while shooting 47.9% from the field, 37.7% from three and 88.2% from the field.
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