The NBA Free Agency 2016 has been very exciting thus far. We have seen several All-stars change zip codes already but so far the biggest free agent catch this offseason still hasn?t made up his mind. Four-time scoring champion Kevin Durant is without a doubt the top free agent this year and teams have been clamoring to get him to sign with them. With KD already done meeting with several teams, everything now boils down where Kevin Durant will sign.
After thinking long and hard as to which team he will go with, Kevin Durant has finally made a decision. He will be joining the Splash Brothers Steph Curry and Klay Thompson and the rest of the Golden State Warriors. As reported by ESPN, Durant made the announcement via a post on The Players? Tribune. The ESPN report cites that Durant will sign a two year deal with the Warriors, with the second year being a player option.
Prior to making the announcement, there were several teams in the mix to land KD. Among the top teams being considered by Durant are the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors, according to CBSSports.
Among the three, it was believed that the Oklahoma City Thunder were still the favorites to sign Durant. OKC has been KD?s only franchise ever since he was drafted by the then Seattle Supersonics. Last season, they were only one win away from beating the Golden State Warriors to advance to the NBA Finals. With Russell Westbrook, Enes Kanter and newly acquired Victor Oladipo on the squad, the current OKC squad would be a playoff contender especially with Durant.
Unfortunately for OKC fans, KD probably didn?t think the same way as he agreed to sign with the Warriors instead. While the answer to the Kevin Durant free agency question may not be great news for OKC fans, it is certainly music to the ears of Dubs fans who are probably thinking of the 2017 NBA Finals as early as now. It is still too early to tell whether Durant will be able to mesh well with Curry, Thompson and Draymond Green but having those four talented players on one squad is certainly going to be amazing.