Thunder GM speaks on Kevin Durant’s pending decision
Thunder GM Sam Presti doesn’t seem too worried about his franchise player Kevin Durant potentially leaving for another team this summer. Presti has been giving Durant the time and space that the superstar needs in regards to the upcoming decision he’ll make this summer.
“We’ll get an answer from him at the appropriate time,” Presti told reporters Monday. “I think it really is important for him to take his time, get away from things. Look, Kevin is a highly, highly intelligent person.
“He’s a mature person. He’s a rational person, and he’s going to work through the decision in a way that will help him do what he feels is best for him. We’ll react accordingly once we have that information, and we’ll try to be as prepared as possible.”
Although it seemed that Durant’s pending decision this summer was present throughout the Thunder’s entire 2015-16 season, Presti cited that the Thunder superstar did not let it interfere with the productivity of the team.
“I also think Kevin deserves a tremendous amount of credit for the way he’s handled his affairs, because what it really did was it allowed our team to focus on the season and really made the season we had possible,” Presti said.
“I thought it was a tremendous example of a franchise player putting the franchise first. I thought it was also a tremendous example of leadership on his part, because we’re not able to have that season unless he’s handling his affairs the way that he did.”
Durant averaged 28.2 PPG, 8.2 RPG, and 5 APG for the Thunder and took home MVP honors in the 2013-2014 season.
All stats courtesy of NBA.com.
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