NBA

Tracy McGrady.

Tracy McGrady says he is "disappointed" Kevin Durant joined the Golden State Warriors

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Many players past and present have weighed in on Kevin Durant's move to the Golden State Warriors this summer, and it appears that the conversation isn't dying down anytime soon.

After nine years of service to the Oklahoma City Thunder, KD decided he wanted to chase a championship ring with the best regular season team in history and joined forces with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green in Oakland.

Precious few around the league believed it was a move that could really happen and after the Thunder's battles with the Warriors in the Western Conference Finals, it made the ultimate decision that much more surprising.

Have your say on GiveMeSport - NBA by taking part in our survey here: http://gms.to/1ZIq9kk

Article continues below

Tracey McGrady - one of the all-time great swingmen, but never NBA champion - recently told Complex that he is disappointed in KD's decision and thinks from a competitor standpoint, it was the wrong move to make.

"I was disappointed in the move to Golden State," McGrady said. "I wasn't disappointed that he left, I mean he's a free agent, he's able to go wherever he wants. But I just think having a team now coming off a championship run and you have the champs down 3-1, and they come back and defeat you. I just think as a competitor, you would come back and try to dethrone them with the same team.

"You're playing with a top-five point guard in Russell Westbrook. I mean to me, I think OKC is a championship-caliber team. They displayed that; they just had a major collapse in the Western Conference Finals against Golden State. But I was highly disappointed that he chose Golden State to go and play for the other team. I wanted him to stay in OKC."

Tracy McGrady Visits China

McGrady never had to make such a decision during his 15-year career and he never made it past the first round of the playoffs even once. His longest tenure was a six-season stint with the Houston Rockets, but he has seven NBA franchises on his CV, as well as a stint in China, too.

But, as a seven-time All-Star and two-time scoring champion, he has given his opinion regardless. Durant is currently away with Team USA preparing for the Rio Olympics and his Warriors side are the heavy favourites to win the title next season.

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

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - NBA Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again