The Golden State Warriors wasted no time trying to lure Kevin Durant to the Bay area. If Durant were to choose to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder and join the two time Western Conference reigning champions, it would be a credit in part to the recruitment efforts of the Warriors; players.

According to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski in his latest poscast, members of the Warriors have been recruiting KD since the early-going of the regular season.

“Here's the thing that's interesting about Golden State – their players have been recruiting Kevin Durant all year. And it goes back to early in the season when the Thunder were struggling,” Wojnarowski said. “And I don't know if Golden State saw them as a peer; I don't know that they saw them as a threat … Kevin Durant, just like he was hearing from guys in Boston, Washington, different places – he was hearing from guys on the Warriors about, ‘Hey, you can come help take the pressure off of Steph Curry. We need you.' This is when they were running off win after win after win.”

“They had him on their mind. He's been on their mind. And it appealed to him. And some of it was text messages, it's a lot of that. But the communication with some of the players in Golden State and Kevin, that's just not just starting now.”

The Thunder and Warriors, as you know, battled each other in the Western Conference Finals, which would end up having OKC lose a commanding 3-1 series lead and fall to Golden State in seven games.

Durant won't be holding any grudges in his free agency though, as he has secured a meeting with the Warriors on July 1st in New York. Golden State is not the only team Durant will be courting offers from, as he has scheduled meetings with Oklahoma City, the San Antonio Spurs, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers, and finally the Miami Heat to round out his weekend.

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