Kevin Durant, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, has been the subject of endless rumors and talks saying that the former MVP is leaving the Thunder this summer for one of the many teams, which include the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks and even Miami Heats.
The former NBA MVP is a free this summer, and has been reported to leave Oklahoma if the team doesn’t win the NBA Finals this season, but Durant denied the reports about leaving Oklahoma team. The 27-year-old Durant has also been rumoured to return to Atlantic coast, where he grew up, by signing with Washington Wizards. And then there are rumors about Durant getting with the Golden State Warriors or re-upping with his team Thunder on a one-year deal, which would make him a free agent in summer of 2017.
The reality is every team in the NBA today will have cap space this summer due to the increased sponsorship money. If the Los Angeles Lakers or Warriors think they have a real shot on him, they can ready their space to grab him. If the Boston Celtics thinks they can get Durant, they can make that happen overnight.
The Celtics has been rumoured to be on the hunt for about every above-average player in the NBA league at this summer, which also include Al Horford, a player that often been said might help entice Kevin Durant to join another team.
The Celtics, which now sits in third place in Eastern Conference and have a pool of All-Star talents, could still be interested in signing the former NBA MVP. The team is now sitting on a treasure trove of draft picks, which include the next three first-round selections from the Brooklyn Nets. But the Celtics still have enough resources to acquire two more players this summer. It could be Kevin Durant or anyone else.
The Celtics, without a doubt, has a bright future, but acquiring Kevin Durant is a whole new story for them. This is the kind of guy who can take the Celtics to the next level of the game, a kind of extra player Celtics are looking for.
If everything goes right and the Celtics managed to get Durant, he could be the best player in the Eastern Conference, and can instantly take the Celtics into a premier NBA title contender.
The 27-year-old Durant is currently averaging 28 points with 8.2 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game, that’s scary numbers to miss for a high-flying team like Celtics. The Thunder’s small forward can shoot an impressive 50.0 percent from the floor and 39 percent from the three-point line, and has the third-highest PER in the NBA league. The only person in the NBA that can match those statistics is Stephen Curry.
Boston Celtics currently have the seventh-highest winning percentage in the NBA league, and adding Durant can make that even better.
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