The more time that passes, the more it feels like Kevin Durant and the Warriors are headed for a split. In the midst of his third season with the team, Durant is on track to lead them to yet another NBA Championship and would be the first to do it since Shaq and Kobe in the early 2000s.
Golden State provides Durant a unique opportunity to make history and dominate in a way few others have before. So why is there so much speculation that he will be leaving? Maybe because his decision to sign with the team in 2016 came at the expense of his legacy, and maybe because the team was never fully his to begin with. KD became the most hated man in the league for a team and a city that never really needed him.
Durant is finally realizing that now, and the consensus around the community is that he is ready to find something new.
According to Bleacher Report’s Eric Pincus, executives around the NBA are of the belief that Durant is “ready to move on,” from the two-time defending Champs.
The buzz from various executives, scouts and media members suggests that Durant is ready to move on. Thompson, if offered the max, will stay. If not, he too could exit. The Warriors may not be able to match market value for Cousins.
His connection with the Knicks has been especially hot as of late, with some saying his arrival is already a done deal.
But no matter where he ends up, it is really starting to look as if he is playing out his final games in Dub Nation.