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Kevin Durant says players moving in free agency "makes the NBA better"

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This year's NBA free agency will be one of the most star-studded in league history and the anticipation has been building all season.

It's rare to see so many superstar players hit the open market in the same summer but that's what we're about to see on July 1.

Paul George, Chris Paul, DeMarcus Cousins and the biggest free agent of them all, LeBron James, are among a host of names that will become available in less than three weeks' time.

With the craze of 'super teams' in the league, there's real intrigue about where these players could choose to play next year and if some of them may potentially join forces somewhere.

LeBron and George, for example, have been heavily rumoured to be considering teaming up and joining the Los Angeles Lakers.

Free agency frenzy

Up until this point, all the potential outcomes have been purely speculation but that will only intensify as we get closer to the start of the free agency period.

Oklahoma City Thunder v Cleveland Cavaliers

This is a time of the year that all NBA fans love and look forward to but it's also one that players enjoy too.

Having been involved in one of the biggest moves in league history, Kevin Durant has admitted he's excited to see what potential moves will be made this year.

“I want to see that movement,” Durant told Sports Illustrated. “I think it will make the league better.”

2018 NBA Finals - Game Two

The 29-year-old's move to the Bay Area changed the entire landscape of the NBA as he turned an already dominant Golden State Warriors team into a truly formidable outfit.

He's won back-to-back championships and Finals MVP awards and has been justified in his decision to join the Dubs.

The 29-year-old will also be a free agent this summer but unlike the aforementioned players, he's already stated on multiple occasions that he will re-sign with the Warriors and has no desire to test the market.

2018 NBA Finals - Game Four

Despite all the star names available this offseason, there's no doubt that all eyes will be on LeBron and what he chooses to do with his future.

Having beaten the Cavs in the Finals in his two seasons with Golden State, Durant's presence in Oakland could heavily influence James' free agency decision as he seeks the best possible opportunity to overcome the reigning champions and win another ring.

KD has made it clear that he'd like to see players make moves so we'll have to wait and see if he gets his wish and any blockbuster deals take place.

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