Come this summer, Kevin Durant will be a free agent if he hasn't been signed to a new deal by the Oklahoma City Thunder.
One of the leading teams to acquire his signature is the current NBA Champions, the Golden State Warriors, who defeated the Thunder 116-108 on Saturday.
However, according to the San Francisco Chronicle‘s Rusty Simmons, via NBC Sports, the 27-year-old will not be making any decisions on his future until closer to the time.
He said: “Once that time comes, I’ll make that decision. I’ll sit down and talk to my closest friends and family and figure it out, but right now, I’m just trying to be the best basketball player I can be every single day. I have to be at a high level to lead every day at practices, shootarounds and games, and that’s a tough task. I can’t focus on anything else, other than that.”
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has also downplayed the speculation too.
“I don’t know why anybody would talk about anything but the fact that we’re 45-4 and have a hell of a team,” said Kerr, who hasn’t addressed rumors about Durant favouring the Bay Area as a future destination with his players. “Why would anybody talk about some different team, future stuff and other players?
“Focus on our team. We’re pretty good.”
Yes, they are pretty good. 45-4 good, including a win against the Thunder at the weekend. Durant got 40 points in that game while Warriors Stephen Curry only got 26. Just imagine what kind of team Golden State would have if Durant plays for them next season. We'll have to wait until July 1 to find out if that is the case.