This will be the summer of the Kevin Durant sweepstakes. Monday, the Oklahoma City Thunder’s season ended, and Durant said he has started to think about his pending free agency.
There is no question what the big prize will be for a team this offseason. The San Antonio Spurs know what it is like to grab a possession from the fingertips of teams from around the league. They signed LaMarcus Aldridge, who was courted by many during this time last season.
It will be no different this summer. The Spurs are one of many teams that have been rumored to be in the Durant sweepstakes. After his team’s Game 7 loss to the Golden State Warriors, Durant quickly responded with “I haven’t even thought about it”, when asked about free agency.
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. Durant spoke with ESPN’s Chris Broussard Tuesday morning, stating he has several decisions to make and that he will sit down with the ones in his inner circle–family, friends, agent.
He stated to Broussard that since the team’s Game 7 loss to the Warriors, he has thought about free agency. In that same report, Durant said he recognizes that this summer will be different from any other in his career.
It is hard to imagine where Durant will end up. He has spent his entire nine-year career with the Thunder organization.
After Monday night’s loss, he ESPN’s Mark Spears that he will huddle with those that are close to him to figure out what is best.
“We will figure it out,” Durant told Spears. “I will talk to my agent, my best friend and my dad, just talk to those three guys and get some advice from other people. But for the most part, I will talk to them in the next couple of weeks. I don’t even know where my mind is right now. I can’t think about what is going to happen in a month. I’m just thinking about what we’ve all been through as a team and embrace my brothers right now.”
Durant can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and he is expected to be one of the most coveted free agents in league history.