With all the hype on Kevin Durant’s free-agency decision, it proves to be causing a lot of confusion and will probably consider staying put in OKC for another year just to let things pan out better.
The decision to stay put for another season was asked by ESPN’s Mark Stein in his radio program and here is KD’s reply:
Actually that’s probably one of the first times I’ve heard that one, but, no , I haven’t really thought about it, man. I’m just, with [coming back from] injury and just getting back to playing again, I haven’t thought about contracts or free agency or none of that stuff at all. … I really haven’t thought about that one. I guess I have to.
Durant’s free agency has already been hyped up for the past couple of months with possible suitors from teams like the Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies, New York Knicks, and even the defending champions, the Golden State Warriors are just part of the short list.
But more realistically, the option for Durant to stay put in Oklahoma City is probably the most underrated but very realistic scenario for him to stay.
Besides, the team has another phenomenal player to help him in the name of Russell Westbrook plus defensive dynamo Serge Ibaka and the fast improving Enes Kanter.
For now, Mark Stein’s report on encouraging Durant to stay put in Oklahoma – for a short period of time – may be the second best thing (behind signing long term with OKC) for the moment.
Currently the Oklahoma City Thunder is currently placed 3rd in the Western Conference standings. Word is out that if Kevin Durant and his team can stay healthy for one season, they can and most probably will be NBA Champions one way or the other.
The question is – does Durant see it that way?