The Kevin Durant lottery is getting more competitive as we get closer to free agency. It is almost agreed that Durant will leave the Golden State Warriors but theoretically, they have a chance to land him. Now, we are hearing that the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Clippers.
According to Marc Stein, the Clippers are on equal foot with the Knicks to sign Durant.
“Within the last month, very smart and plugged-in people I have consulted say that the Los Angeles Clippers have emerged as an equally dangerous threat to the Knicks to sign Durant away from Golden State. And I believe it. “
Stein believes that Durant’s signing may ultimately come down to a business move and I think he may be right. At this point, Durant does not have much to prove when it comes to basketball. He has won championships, scoring titles and Finals MVP. He is one of the best shooters of all time and will be a Hall-of-Famer when he hangs up his jersey.
That is why he may be more focused on his businesses than basketball. They will be still going strong when Durant retires so it is the smarter decision to put his business first. A bigger market team will land Durant and I think he will leave Golden State because he wants more and San Francisco cannot compete with New York or Los Angeles.
You can take this news however you want because right now, Durant is focused on winning his third straight championship with the Warriors. If Durant goes undefeated with the Warriors in his three years there, it will put him very high in the All-Time great list. Who can argue when Durant’s achievements and stats speak volume?
Many people may have hated seeing this Warriors team but it was a special team nonetheless. Great play-making, great scoring, great defense and overcoming all the odds to win two and maybe three championships. It makes for a great movie and makes the Warriors legend even better. We will appreciate this achievement a lot more down the road when we have a better context of how special this team was and how important Durant was to the team.