Kevin Durant joining the powerhouse squad of the San Antonio Spurs featuring stars Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge? According to one of the latest NBA rumors, Spurs’ rival executives believe that the team led by Gregg Popovich will chase Durant in the upcoming 2016 offseason when the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar becomes a free agent.
“Still, so much remains unknown. The lure of playing with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson has to be appealing, but would Durant really jump to a possible two-time champion, to a team that will never be his?” Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports wrote in a recent article and NBA rumors about the possibility of joining the Golden State Warriors and then the San Antonio Spurs.
“San Antonio has rebuilt its dynasty, but rival executives believe the Spurs will explore ways of adding Durant to the mix, and the franchise’s culture makes it intriguing.”
Durant joining the Spurs will fit the Texas team’s long-term plans as the likes of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili are nearing retirement from the league. Durant joining Leonard and Aldridge will make a formidable trio in San Antonio and they will be expected to be long-term favorites alongside the defending champions Warriors.
“The coming spike in the salary cap has created a landscape for which nobody prepared. Golden State is considered a realistic option, San Antonio is lurking in the weeds, and it’s widely believed Boston will make its way onto Durant’s radar in the coming months. Indeed, a Bachelor-like courtship is set to commence,” Mannix added to add more fuel of NBA rumors of Durant leaving OKC.
Earlier in the season, there were NBA rumors that the Warriors will also try to acquire Durant while the Celtics was revealed as another suitor as Durant said himself in a recent interview that he “likes” the sports culture in Boston.
However, Mannix ended his report that Durant returning to Oklahoma City Thunder is the “most logical” move for the OKC superstar. Durant’s decision will most likely be based on how his team, the Thunder will perform in the playoffs against the Spurs and the Warriors, two of the teams involved in NBA rumors in acquiring the OKC superstar.
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