San Antonio Spurs – Winning culture
There are some hurdles to Durant joining the San Antonio Spurs from a salary cap perspective, and I get that. For now, though, let’s just ignore those machinations and focus on what could be in a perfect scenario.
The Spurs have been the NBA’s best franchise since the moment Tim Duncan arrived in 1997, and under the leadership of Gregg Popovich and R.C. Buford, the front office has developed a sterling reputation. San Antonio always seems to press the right buttons, and even if Duncan and Manu Ginobili elect to retire this summer, the Spurs are set up nicely to continue this phenomenal run.
Kawhi Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge, Danny Green and Tony Parker form an electric core of talent, and fitting Durant in would be unbelievable, even if it came at the expense of Green. The Leonard-Durant combination would be unstoppable at both ends, and Durant could take solace in not needing to worry about any move that San Antonio’s leadership pursued.
It would probably take Durant just deciding he wanted to get to the Spurs at all costs, but would that really be an inconceivable move for a player that wants to win an NBA title in the worst way?
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