And-Ones: Durant, Love, Diallo

The Lakers and Wizards are not expected to be granted a meeting with Kevin Durant once free agency begins, reports Sam Amick of USA Today. Amick adds that New York is back on Durant’s radar as a result of the Derrick Rose trade. The Knicks are expected to sit down with the 2013/14 MVP, as are the Spurs, Warriors, Celtics, Heat, and Clippers in addition to the Thunder.

The Wizards reached out to Durant’s camp to see if he had interest in joining the team and they came away believing it’s unlikely that he signs with Washington, Britt McHenry of ESPN.com reports. “It’s not like LeBron and Cleveland,” the source tells McHenry.

Here’s more from around the league.

  • Kansas coach Bill Self believes Cheick Diallo would have been a top-10 pick in the 2017 draft had he stayed another year at the university, Brett Dawson of the New Orleans Advocate tweets. Diallo was drafted No.33 overall and the Pelicans traded their two second-rounders for his rights.
  • Kevin Love received an invitation to play in the Olympics this summer, but he has declined, opting to rest after the Cavs‘ long playoff run, Marc Stein of ESPN.com tweets.
  • Love took to Instagram earlier today to write an open letter thanking Cavs teammate James Jones for teaching him how to be a better teammate and how to put the team first. Such a sentiment could be foreshadowing Jones’ potential retirement, although that is merely my speculation. Jones and Love both arrived in Cleveland during the 2014 offseason.

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Thronson5
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Thronson5
2 months 30 days ago

I totally understand him not meeting with the Lakers but it still hurts. I’m tired of hearing people saying nobody wants to go to a rebuilding team. That’s ridiculous! With the talent they have abs the coaching staff they have and the money they have they can be in contention way faster then other people are acting like.

Garett
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Garett
2 months 30 days ago

They have about the same chance of getting him as the sixers, and one could argue the sixers have more potential than the lakers. These guys want to win, not just go to a sexy city, and don’t underestimate the lack of state tax in Texas. That’s millions more in these guys pockets and they’re a perennial winner.

Garett
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Garett
2 months 30 days ago

I’m referring to the Spurs. Sorry

JT19
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JT19
2 months 30 days ago
While I agree with your point that they can be in contention quicker than some people expect, they still aren’t going to be a serious contending team (even if he joined the roster) this year and probably next year either. The only problem with the Lakers’ pitch to draw a top player like Durant is their roster. Their core roster (Russell, Clarkson, Randle, etc), as currently constructed, is at least another two years away from being a serious contender (not necessarily championship level, but a team that should make the playoffs rather than scraping by during the final week of… Read more »
Chris815
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Chris815
2 months 30 days ago
If this is True , then Durant mite as well get ready to never come home in less he resigns with okc. He will get boo and heckled every time he come home , that in clues going to Redskins , Nationals, caps, or when he plays against wizards . If he at less talk to them he could at less say I at less meet with them. But to not even talk to them he mite as well slam door on all of us. What he doesn’t get is if he goes to New York which is joke ,… Read more »
JT19
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JT19
2 months 29 days ago

Maybe he’d consider meeting with the Wizards if you learned how to use proper grammer, punctuation, and spelling. It seriously cannot be that hard to make your posts a bit more readable. You’ve been posting, on two different accounts, for months now on basketball and baseball and they all have the same terrible mistakes. People might give more respect to your opinions and posts if they could read them. But obviously you ignore these comments so go on and make another post on the next article involving Durant on how we’re all wrong.

jrwhite21
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jrwhite21
2 months 29 days ago

How could you even read the comment you responded to….

JT19
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JT19
2 months 29 days ago

Oh I didn’t, I just skip to the end of his posts since he usually posts the same things on different articles.

Ravens_Last_Place
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Ravens_Last_Place
2 months 29 days ago

It is comical that the Celtics, Knicks, and Heat think they could actually sign Durant. I love following the Celtics’ never ending search for a star and the Knicks’ forever struggles. Nothing against either team, but it’s hilarious how they keep failing.

soxfan1
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soxfan1
2 months 29 days ago

Sounds like James Jones is doing a real fine job!

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