Earlier this season, the Golden State Warriors became the center of controversy after an altercation between superstars Kevin Durant and Draymond Green. Green reportedly called Durant a "b*tch" and told him that the Warriors won an NBA championship title even without him on their roster. The dispute between the two Warriors' core players heated the speculations about KD's future in Golden State.
Per Spotrac, Kevin Durant has a player option on his contract that will enable him to become an unrestricted free agent next summer. Since the 2018 NBA season, rumors have been circulating that Durant will leave the Warriors to chase another championship title somewhere else. If his recent dispute with Draymond Green plays a major factor in his upcoming free agency, the Warriors could be forced to make a tough decision when the 2018-19 NBA season comes to an end.
Recently, ESPN panelists gave their opinions regarding the possible situation in Golden State in the 2019 NBA offseason. If they need to choose between Kevin Durant and Draymond Green, most panelists believe that the Warriors should prioritize KD.
"Durant's impending 2019 free agency was a lingering question following the confrontation between Durant and Green that led to Green's one-game suspension. Green can hit free agency in 2020, and he'll be supermax-eligible with another All-NBA nod or Defensive Player of the Year award. If the Warriors had to choose one over the other, our panel recommends KD."