BREAKING: Kevin Durant’s close friend predicts with near-certainty where Durant will play next year
The most sought after free agent this summer seems to have already made his mind up before teams and players can begin discussing contracts on July 1st. According to Marc Spears of The Undefeated, Kevin Durant is expected to re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder, at least for another year.
Don’t stress too hard, Thunder fans. Yes, Durant, 27, is the star of this year’s NBA free agency reality show. But barring an incredible sales job, several friends and business colleagues close to the 2014 NBA MVP expect him to return to Oklahoma City for at least another year.
“His decision is 90 percent made. It would take an amazing sales pitch to change it,” said one of Durant’s longtime friends.
Another Durant colleague said, “It’s going to take some sweet-talking to get him to pass up all the money he can get by staying in OKC.”
This coming after Durant and the Thunder met earlier this morning, according to Royce Young of ESPN.
— Royce Young (@royceyoung) June 30, 2016
Durant is still expected to meet with the Los Angeles Clippers and the Golden State Warriors once the calendar moves into July, but it looks like Durant will be back in a Thunder uniform, at least for another season. Other interested teams who were considered contenders to land him were the Boston Celtics and the San Antonio Spurs.
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