Could Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard become teammates? The latest ‘Woj bomb’ says it may happen.
In an interesting development, it seems as though Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard might become teammates. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski dropped his latest bomb on Twitter on Saturday.
That would be absolutely wild.
According to ESPN, Leonard will most likely meet with the Los Angeles Lakers, the Los Angeles Clippers, the New York Knicks and Toronto Raptors. Meanwhile, Durant could hear pitches from the Clippers, Knicks, Brooklyn Nets and Golden State Warriors.
The Clippers and Knicks are apparently the only two teams that KD and Leonard would consider teaming up on. Brooklyn might be a long shot, but Kyrie Irving’s interest in the Nets makes that a tricky cap situation.
Durant and Leonard would make an insane combination. that’s for sure. Obviously, we would have to wait close to a year to see this duo; however, once they hit the floor together it would be a sight to behold. There have probably never been two forwards this good on the same team before. Alonzo Mourning and Larry Johnson on the Charlotte Hornets come to mind, but Mourning and Johnson were more in the mold of power forwards than what Durant and Leonard are.
Leonard is coming off of his second NBA Finals MVP award after leading the Raptors to their first title. Durant, on the other hand, tore his Achilles rushing back from a calf injury in Game 5. He’ll be out for at least 10 months; however, his rehab should go well if he takes his time. Leonard knows all about that process, and he might be the perfect ally to talk Durant through the necessary recovery steps.
The 2019-2020 NBA free agency period will clearly be nuts, and it can’t come soon enough.