Kevin Durant.

Kevin Durant has revealed what's most important to him in free agency

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It's no secret that Kevin Durant - possibly alongside LeBron James if he exercises his player option - will be the biggest free agent this summer by some distance.

The Oklahoma City Thunder man is bound to attract a whole host of offers from around the league and every organisation with the cash to do so will be gunning for a sit-down meeting with the 2014 MVP.

While it's still perfectly plausible that KD will remain with OKC on a short-term deal with a player option, his latest comments seem to indicate he is going to explore every avenue available to him before making his next all-important move.

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Durant held an interview with at Stubb's Bar-B-Q in downtown Austin, Texas in conjunction with the release of his KD9 signature shoe. Naturally, it didn't take long for the topic to switch to free agency.

"I know how important this time is," Durant said. "Like I've been saying all season, I have people I trust. I have all the trust in the world in them that we'll sit down and figure this thing out, figure out what's best for me. It's a little bit more complicated now, because it's still a few weeks away.

"I'm worried about basketball," he said. "That's what it is for me. It's a basketball decision."

When pressed on what a 'basketball decision' was, Durant indicated he was far more concerned with on-court matters than anything else.

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"Just who I'm going to be playing with and the people I'm going to be around every single day, that's what it's all about for me," Durant said. "You tend to hear about the market and the opportunities you can get off the basketball court, but I'm blessed, man, to be making what I make as a basketball player."

While franchises with massive markets like the L.A. Lakers or New York Knicks may have hoped to at least talk to the small forward, given their fortunes on the court it's unlikely the 27-year-old would find anything they can offer attractive.

ESPN noted that Durant is one of four signature shoe basketball players for Nike - alongside Kyrie Irving, James and Kobe Bryant - and he's had one of the best-selling jerseys for the past five years. He grabbed the fourth-most All-Star votes this season, trailing Bryant, Stephen Curry and James and he recently signed a deal with Nike worth an estimated $300 million.

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"And I'm doing this in Oklahoma City," he said. "I don't care about commercials, I don't really care about this s---, I just want to hoop. But this comes with it and I got all this being in Oklahoma City. So all that stuff doesn't really matter to me. It's all about who I'm gonna play with, what type of people I'm going to be around every single day and I'll go from there."

It's certainly not about the money for Durant, and if it was, he wouldn't even entertain leaving the Thunder as nobody can put together the financial package for him that they can.

With his motivations revealed, free agency could have a few twists and turns in store for us.

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