Rumors and speculations are now swirling the Oklahoma City Thunder star forward Kevin Durant who will become a free agent in the upcoming off-season.
Though the Oklahoma City Thunder are still on their way to the 2016 NBA championship title, rumors are still insisting that Kevin Durant will be leaving his current team. Durant has become the top target of every NBA teams in the free agency market. His outstanding performance and ability to lead are some of the major qualities that the teams are looking for a franchise player.
Among the teams that are showing strong pursuit for the Thunder superstar are the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics. Both teams are making plans on how to lure Kevin Durant to sign with their team in the upcoming free agency. However, according to The Bitbag, Durant’s decision may vary depending on the result of the Thunder’s pursuit of the 2016 NBA championship title.
Kevin Durant is undeniably a major factor in the success of the Oklahoma City Thunder. He is the man behind every wins that the Thunder made to reach the Western Conference finals. If the Thunder failed to beat the reigning NBA champion, Golden State Warriors, there is a higher possibility that Durant will be playing for another franchise next season.
However, Durant is not the type of player that will choose a team that can only pay him a max contract. He will surely be looking for a team that will be highly competitive and have created a big impact in the past NBA seasons.
With the Spurs and the Warriors joining the pursuit for the NBA superstar, it will be a big factor in Durant’s decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder. The two powerhouse teams undeniably have a high reputation in the league. Having Durant in their team will really give a big boost knowing his performance in the recent season.
On the other hand, if the Thunder will manage to grab the championship title, chances are, Durant will be choosing to stay and continue his journey with his teammate Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder family.
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