In two weeks Kevin Durant will be a free agent. Every team with enough coin and a decent roster will be in line to have an opportunity to convince him to sign with them. Many rumors of where he will be playing next season have surfaced, and while most of these are laughable (Golden State), others seem to be a possibility for Durant. However, none of these seem more likely than KD re-signing in Oklahoma City, even if it were just for one year. A one year deal in Oklahoma City for Durant would be worth $25.3 million. If he decided to sign a max contract for five years, he would be paid $150.2 million.
Durant sat down for an interview with ESPN at a restaurant in Texas on Monday and when asked about his future he said, “I know how important this time is”. Later he said, “Like I’ve been saying all season, I have people I trust. I have all the trust in the world in them that we’ll sit down and figure this thing out, figure out what’s best for me. It’s a little bit more complicated now, because it’s still a few weeks away.”
“I’m worried about basketball,” Durant told ESPN’s Royce Young, “That’s what it is for me. It’s a basketball decision.” Kevin Durant seems to be happy with the amount of money that he is currently making. Everything that he has built in his career has happened in Oklahoma City. There is no doubt that Durant loves OKC and claims that the Thunder has the best fans in the NBA.
Kevin Durant is much more than a basketball player. To many Oklahomans he is a hero. Whether it is stories about him helping out in communities, building basketball courts for kids to play, or donating $1 Million dollars for tornado relief, there is no doubt he has gone above and beyond to show his love for OKC. Regardless of his decision this summer, he has been amazing to watch and a blessing to the Thunder community over the last eight years.
Article written by Craig Hofeld. Follow @thethunderguys on Twitter.