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Report: The Warriors will include Curry, Thompson and Green in their Kevin Durant meeting

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The dreaded moment has arrived for the Oklahoma City Thunder as superstar Kevin Durant officially becomes a free agent. 

The OKC faithful and the franchise now have a frantic wait to see what the superstar decides in regards to his future over the coming days. 

The player and his representatives met with team officials, including general manager Sam Presti, in Oklahoma City on Thursday in a five-hour meeting that was described as "successful" by ESPN's Marc Stein.

However, the Thunder can only twiddle their thumbs as the 2014 MVP meets with another five teams over the next three days. 

Those teams will be the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat, L.A. Clippers and Boston Celtics. 

Early indications suggest that KD would like to re-sign with the Thunder and according to a longtime friend of his, it will take an extraordinary pitch by one of those five teams to lure him away from OKC. 

Well, it appears that news may have been received in the Bay Area too, as they are now preparing to pull out all the stops to attract the small forward.

Oklahoma City Thunder v Golden State Warriors - Game Seven

The Warriors will be the first team that Durant meets in The Hamptons in New York on Friday and according to Stein, the Western Conference champions will be arriving with their big three of Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson.

They will be joining coach Steve Kerr, general manager Bob Myers and owner Joe Lacob to pitch to the 27-year-old. You can't say the Dubs are not serious about this move.

It may be a little odd for Durant to be sitting across from the men responsible for ending his season after they came back from a 3-1 deficit against Oklahoma City in the Conference Finals.

But he may also see it as a sign of just how keen the three All-Stars - who have already won a championship and made history together - are to play with him.

Oklahoma City Thunder v Golden State Warriors - Game Seven

According to Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area News Group, Golden State will look to sell Durant on the idea of a "super death lineup."

This year, the Oakland-based team dominated the league with their small "death lineup" which featured their big three, Harrison Barnes and Andre Iguodala. 

If that team was destructive and won 73 games, it won't be a surprise if they exceeded that wins total with KD instead of Barnes on the team.

The acquisition of the seven-time All-Star would definitely see Barnes and several other pieces move on as they'll need to free up the necessary cap space for the four-time scoring champion. 

With the Thunder still the favourites to retain his services, though, the Warriors will need to make him an offer he simply can't refuse.

Topics:
NBA
Stephen Curry
Golden State Warriors
Pacific Division
Western Conference
Klay Thompson
Kevin Durant
Oklahoma City Thunder
Northwest Division

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