The Golden State Warriors have an embarrassment of riches coming into next season. But despite (or perhaps, because of) that, they're still reportedly doing their due diligence in inquiring about the services of the available Kevin Durant.
However, don't expect the Warriors to come chasing for their former superstar. According to Bleacher Report's Jake Fischer, the talks have completely slowed with “little traction” of late between the two sides from opposite coasts.
And while Poole has been rumored as a potential piece in a theoretical Warriors trade package to land Durant, there has been little traction between Golden State and Brooklyn on such a blockbuster transaction, sources said. Despite the apparent openness—both from Warriors veterans and Durant himself—regarding a superstar reunion in the Bay, Golden State has not been categorized as a team that's made serious overtures to pry Durant from Barclays Center.
The old adage still applies in that if it ain't broke, don't fix it. The Warriors aren't just bringing back the same roster sans a few minor parts lost in Gary Payton II and Otto Porter Jr. They're also adding a completely recovered James Wiseman who could bring an entirely new dynamic to Golden State's attack. The Dubs also get another year of experience for youngsters Jordan Poole, Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody which should bolster their supporting cast around their core trio.
Would adding Kevin Durant help them win again next season? Absolutely. Is it the best plan for their future post-Steph Curry given the haul they'd have to give up to make it happen? Definitely not.