Kevin Durant delivered the news of leaving Warriors directly to GM Bob Myers before notifying other teams
It was reported that Myers, along with star point guard Stephen Curry, arrived in New York over the weekend to meet with Durant. However, this meeting was likely solely used by Durant and his business associates to notify Myers, who assembled a championship team with Golden State, on the two-time Finals MVP’s decision to leave.
Durant is planning to team up with another All-Star in free agent point guard Kyrie Irving as the two commit to signing with the Nets. Irving is leaving a Boston Celtics team that will soon welcome Kemba Walker.
Wojnarowski also adds that Durant notified the other suitor teams, the Los Angeles Clippers and New York Knicks, about his decision on Sunday following his meeting with Warriors brass.
Durant averaged 25.8 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 5.4 assists per game in 208 regular-season appearances for the Warriors. Along with Curry, Klay Thompson—who Golden State will re-sign to a new, five-year max deal—and Draymond Green, Durant helped guide the Warriors back in the Finals following their devastating 2016 Finals loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Durant was widely ridiculed across the league for leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Warriors.
Irving and Durant also plan to bring one-time All-Star center DeAndre Jordan to Brooklyn.