NBA Rumors: Kevin Durant is Wizards’ top priority in free agency

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Will Kevin Durant consider the Washington Wizards in the upcoming free agency? Well, his friend and Wizards’ star John Wall is ready to give Durant enough time to think over his future before taking a final decision.

Washington had been considered as a possible destination for the Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star as it is his hometown due to his friendship with its core members- John Wall and Bradley Beal. Wall and Durant have developed a close bond over the years. Scott Brooks, who replaced Randy Wittman as Wizards new head coach has also worked with Kevin Durant.

“If he comes, he comes, if not, got to make other plans,” Wall said, according to Real GM. “But that’s something I haven’t talked to him about. I’m not willing to right now. He just came off a tough series. I’m trying to give him a couple of weeks, a month off, to think about what he wants to do.”

“That’s the ultimate goal,” Wall also added. “You’ve got to have backup plans.”

The Wizards have targeted to land two players with max contracts in the upcoming free agency. Nene, Jared Dudley, Ramon Sessions and Garrett Temple —will all become free agents in July making room for new players. Durant is Washington’s top priority this summer. Though Wall is yet to pitch any offer to the OKC All-Star after his team blew a 3-1 lead in the West Finals against the Warriors.

The conventional wisdom about Durant this summer is that he is going to sign a two-year-deal with Thunder with a player option on the second year. The prime reason behind such notion is, this would provide him the opportunity to sign a long-term deal with any other team when the salary cap again rises next summer.

So, the Wizards may have to wait for another year.

Photo Courtesy: Keith Allison/Wikimedia

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