Report: Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving have met twice in recent weeks to discuss playing together
There has been endless discussion all year about Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving wanting to team up in free agency, so it should come as no surprise that Durant and Irving have had some recent conversations about it.
According to Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report, Durant and Irving have met twice in recent weeks to discuss the possibility of playing with one another. The first meeting occurred out in Oakland when Durant was nursing a strained right calf, and the second took place in New York right after Durant underwent surgery to repair a torn Achilles.
It’s no secret that Durant and Irving are close, so the idea of them playing together is not at all out of the ordinary.
Both players are set to be free agents this offseason.
Durant spent the last three seasons with the Golden State Warriors, winning back-to-back titles in 2017 and 2018 and attempting to return from his calf injury in Game 5 of the NBA Finals earlier this month only to suffer the aforementioned torn Achilles.
Meanwhile, Irving resided with the Boston Celtics each of the last two years. His first season in Boston ended prematurely as a result of knee surgery, and his second season with the Celtics was an unmitigated disaster, as locker room issues largely promoted by Irving ended up hindering the team, as Boston finished with just 49 wins and was eliminated in the second round of the playoffs.
The hot rumor at the moment is that Durant and Irving may end up teaming up on the Brooklyn Nets. Irving is reportedly trying to convince KD to sign in Brooklyn.