Kevin Durant is one of the greatest basketball players in the world. The Golden State Warriors are the best team in the NBA. Could you imagine if the two joined forces? According to a report from Yahoo! Sports, it’s actually a distinct possibility. Durant is set to become a free agent this summer, and sources are saying that the Warriors have become a “significant frontrunner” to sign the 27-year-old. That’s scary. What’s even scarier is the fact that the Warriors would still retain Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green in this scenario.
Adding Kevin Durant to a team that’s threatening the Chicago Bulls’ 72-win record would establish a dynastic element to a young nucleus already with one championship under their belts. On Monday, the Inquisitr reported that Durant could bolt for Los Angeles and sign with the Lakers, with the idea that current teammate Russell Westbrook would follow him one year later when he hits the open market. However, winning appears to trump everything for Durant, and signing with the Warriors would certainly give him the best chance of doing just that. It doesn’t mean KD has written off Oklahoma City yet, but the idea that the Warriors have an inside track is fascinating.
Like Kevin Durant, the Pacific Division-leading Warriors are focused on collecting W’s and rings. Draymond Green is sensing that his squad and his city are becoming very attractive to potential free agents.
“We’re all about winning. One thing guys on this team don’t care about is who is getting the shots, or who is scoring. Guys definitely want to play here, play with us. We’re smiling. We’re having fun. You can tell that. I definitely think it’s become one of those places where guys will want to play.”
Kevin Durant has kept his circle tight, looking for the well-balanced and drama-free to surround himself with. Warriors owner Joe Lacob told Yahoo! Sports this regarding the attraction surrounding his franchise.
“We obviously have a very appealing and attractive team and organization. We have a team – and a team concept. We’re proud of that. Proud of the way the coaching staff coaches that way, the players play that way. And our leader, Steph, epitomizes that. I do think that they all just want to win. That’s our mantra for the whole organization. I think anybody could feel comfortable coming onto this team.”
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