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Klay Thompson admits he'll be recruiting Kevin Durant for the Warriors

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The future of one of the league's most highly coveted free agents, Kevin Durant, will become clear over the coming week as his long-awaited free agency begins on Friday. 

Once the NBA season came to a close, all eyes immediately turned to the 2014 MVP and where he could be playing his basketball from next year. 

KD is easily the best player on the market and one of the best free agents in the league's history. Simply put, he is the type of player that can transform any franchise single-handedly. 

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What he has done for the Oklahoma City Thunder over his nine years with the team shows just what a special talent he is.

After leading OKC to the NBA Finals in 2012, Durant and his teammates were just one win away from heading back there this season but squandered a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference Finals to the Golden State Warriors.

That failure has led to the 27-year-old considering his future in Oklahoma City and whether he's in the right place to secure his first ring.

The seven-time All-Star is therefore believed to have scheduled meetings with six teams from July 1; the Thunder, Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat, L.A. Clippers and Boston Celtics. 

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Of the six teams, if he opts to leave the Thunder, Golden State and San Antonio are reportedly his favoured destinations. 

The prospect of seeing the four-time scoring champion - who averaged 28.2 points per game this past campaign - on the Dubs with the likes of Steph Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson would be scary, but it's something the latter is keen to experience. 

Klay will be teammates with KD this summer when they represent Team USA at the Olympics in Rio and he's admitted that he'll be speaking to the small forward about the possibility of playing together on a more regular basis.

"Obviously, he's (Durant) a player who will improve any franchise 10-fold. So I'm gonna try and be in his ear, saying we would love to have him in our organisation," Thompson told SiriusXM NBA Radio on Monday. "He would make everybody better obviously. I think he's got great character.

"But I'm also gonna give him his space. I know he's a very smart man. He'll make the right educated decision. But it would be an honour to play with him."

With the Splash Brothers, the Bay Area team already possess two of the best shooters of all-time, but the addition of the OKC superstar, who isn't so bad either, would take them to another level altogether. 

Curry connected on a record 402 three-pointers this year, whilst Thompson was second with 276 and Durant ended with 186 from beyond the arc.

"I couldn't imagine that shooting we could have with him on our team," Klay added. "It would be very deadly to say the least."

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