We are now under a week from the start of free agency and rumors are starting to getting louder and louder as to where every free agent might end up going on or after June 30th.
Two of the biggest names are clearly Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, who have been rumored to be teaming up for months, and they have reportedly been speaking with each other in person to talk about their future that includes them being on the same franchise, according to Bleacher Report.
“…Durant and Irving have been plotting for weeks, if not months, to continue their careers on the same team.
Durant and Irving, league sources say, have met twice in recent weeks to discuss their desire to continue their careers on the same team, an idea forged while playing together on the U.S. national team. The first meeting took place in the Bay Area while Durant nursed a strained right calf; the second occurred in New York shortly after Durant had surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon suffered in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.”
On top of talking to each other, Durant is also pissed off at the Golden State Warriors after he was given the all-clear to return from his calf injury, only to make the situation worse and tear his Achilles in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
“Questions that linger over whether the strained calf led to the Achilles injury, and if the Golden State Warriors made him aware of that possibility, remain unanswered. But the indication from several league sources is that Durant is not happy with the team, and the presumption is that it stems from whatever role Warriors officials played in his decision to suit up. Coach Steve Kerr says he was told Durant could not further injure himself by playing, which obviously proved not to be true. If Durant was told the same, it would give credence to the notion that, as one league executive claims, “He’s really pissed off at the Warriors.”
Bucher went on to write that Irving is “pressing” Durant to join him in Brooklyn and he also hopes to recruit big man DeAndre Jordan as well.
“Whatever Kevin is planning to do,” says one league executive who has known Durant since he entered the NBA, “he is going to change his mind at least 25 times before he actually does it.”
It seems like the ball is really in Kevin Durant’s court and what his decision will ultimately be this summer.