The NBA’s free agency period kicks off in just a few days, and the rumors are getting louder and louder on where each big time player might end up.
On Wednesday, Kevin Durant opted out of the final year of his contest with Golden State, effectively making him an unrestricted free agent to sign with any team.
Despite suffering a torn Achilles during the NBA finals against the Toronto Raptors, there are a number of teams that would love his services on their franchise.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Durant is considering four teams in free agency:
The Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Clippers.
Durant might be interested in those four teams, but there are at least 2 teams who are said to have “backed off” their pursuit of him because of his injury.
According to NBA insider Rich Bucher, the Clippers and 76ers are those two teams as they would rather focus on their current core of talent.
From Bleacher Report:
While sources close to Durant and the teams involved say neither the Knicks nor Nets are concerned about signing him to a maximum four-year deal even if he’s unavailable most of next season, his injury has shrunk the number of teams interested overall. One league executive said the Clippers and Philadelphia 76ers, who were both at one point interested, have backed off their pursuit because they are focused on building off their playoff success this past season.
Kevin Durant is likely to miss the entire 2019-2020 season because of his torn Achilles.
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