Playoffs have begun and so have the rumors around the league of possible landing spots for free agents. The latest involves Kevin Durant and San Antonio.
Durant will be a free agent this offseason and there will be many teams lining up to gain access to the Oklahoma City star. Of course the Thunder will be one of those teams willing to do what they can to keep Durant, but Washington, Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State are already in the mix. Now you can add another suitable team: San Antonio.
According to ESPN’s Zach Lowe, the buzz of Durant heading to San Antonio might be heating up.
I will say this: The Spurs buzz is ascendant in a way that is eerily similar to what happened last January at the D-League Showcase, when a half-dozen unconnected team executives warned me over the span of a few days that LaMarcus Aldridge would bolt from Portland for San Antonio.
With the possibly of Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili possibly hanging it up after the year ends as well as the salary cap increasing to $92 million next season, there are many options for the Spurs to employ Durant.
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Duncan can still pick up his team option and come back for another year, though, and that could cause a snag in the process of bringing Durant to San Antonio. There are still ways this could happen, but it means parting ways with players.
Jeff Garcia of SpursZone sums it up perfectly. “Spurs should still be able to make it happen but it may be at the cost of losing players and buying their contracts like Danny Green and Boris Diaw’s”.
Another area to take note: LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard were both signed to max deals this past offseason, so that is a factor. As Garcia and many others believe, this is San Antonio, and if anyone can make this happen, it is the Spurs.
Spurs have been reported in seeking the services of Durant. Though this is only rumor, just think of what this front-court would look like if San Antonio were able to land Durant: Leonard, Durant and Aldridge.
Just when you thought last season was crazy in the singing of Aldridge, this offseason will definitely be interesting. Sound off Spurs fans. What are your thoughts on Durant possibly coming to San Antonio?