Six Teams Solidify Meetings With Kevin Durant

8:08pm: Durant will not meet with his hometown Wizards, J. Michael of CSNMidatlantic.com reports. The Wizards have already moved on with their free agency plans, as league sources told Michael that the idea of returning home “doesn’t resonate” with Durant.

MONDAY, 12:41pm: Durant and his representatives have now scheduled meetings with the Celtics, Clippers, and Heat, bringing the total number of meetings on tap for KD to six, reports ESPN’s Chris Broussard. A meeting with the Knicks also remains in play, but hasn’t yet been confirmed.

FRIDAY, 10:44pm: The Warriors, Spurs and Thunder will be the first three teams to land face-to-face recruiting meetings with Kevin Durant, writes Marc Stein of ESPN.com. Stein adds that the meetings will take place next week and more teams are expected to be granted an opportunity to make a pitch. Durant’s representatives are working to solidify meetings with the Celtics, Clippers and Heat in addition to the aforementioned teams, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports.

Both the Warriors and Spurs are planning on having key members of their respective organizations in attendance, Stein adds. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson will be among the attendees for Golden State’s pitch, while San Antonio will have Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan among the attendees at its meeting. Sources tell Stein that the Warriors believe their chances of landing Durant have increased as a result of losing to the Cavs in the NBA Finals. Earlier this week, a source suggested to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News that the Warriors appear to be the biggest threat to land the 2013/14 MVP should he leave Oklahoma City.

Durant is expected to have his agent Rich Kleiman and a few family members and friends alongside him during the initial meetings. The meetings are expected to take place in New York, according to Wojnarowski, although teams are still awaiting official word. It was reported last week that the meetings would take place in Los Angeles, where Durant owns a home.

The Knicks and Lakers remain hopeful about getting a meeting, Stein adds. Despite no definite report of a future meeting with Durant, Ian Begley of ESPN.com tweets that the Knicks are expected to get one.

The Rockets are not expected to get serious consideration, as was previously reported, and Stein adds that the Wizards are not optimistic about their chances of landing Durant.

Durant’s top priority for a destination remains competing for a championship and doing it immediately. A source tells Wojnarowski that Durant has plans to go on a publicity tour starting on July 9, and he expects to make a decision before that date.

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Thronson5
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Thronson5
3 months 6 days ago

I have the hardest time thinking this guy would go to the team that knocked him out of the playoffs and he lost his chance of going to the finals because of that loss. Just don’t see it. I can see him going back to OKC or to the Knicks

jak9dmb
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jak9dmb
3 months 6 days ago

his priority is competing for a championship now. even Durant, Rose and Porzingis isn’t enough for NY. no chance

CrushCity
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CrushCity
3 months 6 days ago

Melo not count?

hopper15
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hopper15
3 months 6 days ago

His best days are behind him.

halos101
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halos101
3 months 4 days ago

Rose is trash also

Thronson5
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Thronson5
3 months 6 days ago

Or to the Spurs also

thatmansaballoon
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thatmansaballoon
3 months 6 days ago

KD is not coming to NY. IMO OKC just got a lot better with the Ibaka trade. I still think if they had played Cleveland in the finals they would have won. Leaving would be a huge mistake for him.

Ravens_Last_Place
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Ravens_Last_Place
3 months 6 days ago

Why even visit the Celtics? Waste of time.

BeanTownSports
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BeanTownSports
3 months 6 days ago

Why would that be a waste of time?

Ravens_Last_Place
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Ravens_Last_Place
3 months 3 days ago

Because he won’t go there. It’s not a desirable destination for a top free agent. But it’s hilarious to watch them try and land a superstar.

Bbone34
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Bbone34
3 months 5 days ago

The consensus opinion for the Celtics chance to get Durrant is that they say pick your favorite player in the NBA and we’ll trade the boat load of assets to get him. Slim chance but it’s not a waste of time.

Connorsoxfan
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Connorsoxfan
3 months 4 days ago

He may say Westbrook, which would make things interesting if he has a legitimate interest in going to Boston. Westbrook would be a rental, and if Durant was leaving, they could consider rebuilding.

Ravens_Last_Place
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Ravens_Last_Place
3 months 3 days ago

lol OKC would never trade Westbrook to the Celtics IF KD went there. Never. But 1. KD will not be a Celtic. And 2. OKC is not trading Westbrook to BOS.

metsmaniac755
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metsmaniac755
3 months 6 days ago

it would be awful for the league if durant goes to the spurs or warriors. The league would hardly be competitive. What a joke.

Bbone34
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Bbone34
3 months 5 days ago

Sounds a lot like what it already looks like. The Cavs winning is the only thing that’s kept me from abandoning the NBA

aarongill
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aarongill
3 months 6 days ago

Durant won’t be my favorite player if he signs with the Celtics, Warriors, Spurs, or Knicks. But if the Lakers can’t even get a meeting with him, that’s bad.

cjh815
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cjh815
3 months 6 days ago
This talk of Durant not going wizards . If the Wizards want chance there is one way to change that wizards should try to put my trade Here is the trade again I missed up putting on here earlier Its a 6 team deal between Bulls, wolves , 76’s- bucks, Kings, and wizards Wolves get Jimmy butler- $17,552,209 Drew Gooden – $3,547,750 team option Doug McDermott $ 2,483,040 Which totals at $ 23,492,749 Kings get Greg Monroe – $ 17,145,853 Bobby Portis- $ 1,404,600 Hollis Thompson -$ 1,015,618 (rf) Miles plumlee – $3,113,316 Wizards 2017 and 20 first round picks… Read more »
JT19
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JT19
3 months 6 days ago

There is no deal where the Wizards get Cousins without giving up at least one of Beal/Porter/Oubre.

cooncat
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cooncat
3 months 6 days ago

Yeah the Bulls have already turned down multiple extremely better offers for only Buttler. Your crazy!

Polymath
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Polymath
3 months 6 days ago

This deal isn’t nearly complicated enough. Come up with a 30 team trade: one that dramatically improves each team; substantially reduces every payroll; causes every team to make the playoffs; and a league so exciting, that the NFL goes bankrupt.

nmonahan
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nmonahan
3 months 6 days ago

Stop with the ridiculous trades! When has anything like that happened!

slapnuts
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slapnuts
3 months 3 days ago

Keep on keepin on. You are the man

Ravens_Last_Place
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Ravens_Last_Place
3 months 3 days ago

This is ridiculous and stupid.

McConaughey'sLincoln
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McConaughey'sLincoln
3 months 2 days ago

I love your hypothetical trades!!! Keep em coming!!!

AGAVE
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AGAVE
3 months 6 days ago

Spurs seem to be an already loaded set.
Aldridge didn’t look all that fluid there but it was his first year in the SAS system.
To me,
The Warriors have the best opportunity to provide him a future to win and win now.
Still think Donovan is an excellent coach.
Kerr a well.
My gut feeling is that Jerry West needs to acquire a complimentary player in order to deal this deal for KD.

Chris815
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Chris815
3 months 6 days ago

Look at a again . If you do I think you will realize this trade help all teams . This trade does have some simpler to trade between the bullets and warriors back in 1996 when wizards trade Tom gugliota and 3 1st round picks to warriors for Chris webber. And also I don’t know if you know this cousins doesn’t want to play for kings anymore he want to play with his best friend John wall in Washington, D.C. . Not only that it’s closer to his home

Dan
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Dan
3 months 6 days ago

Wow! That is a truly horrible trade proposal. I’m assuming u are a wizards fan

Frank
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Frank
3 months 6 days ago

It’s also an illegal trade. The Wizards can’t give up their 2017 and 2018 1st rounders under the Stepien rule.

cjh815
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cjh815
3 months 6 days ago

Yes they can

$67479336
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$67479336
3 months 4 days ago

No actually they can’t. But congrats on wasting so much time only to result in the worst illegal trade I’ve ever seen. P.s. no everyone doesn’t get better. You just take assets that have real value and ignore their value until you use the asset. That’s not how the world works an asset doesn’t have to be currently winning you games to have major value as an asset.

Miklo916
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Miklo916
3 months 6 days ago

Your crazy kings would never do that. They want to win know not years from now. Not saying there going to be a playoff team next year but. There in not in a full rebuild mode. Just half ass

cjh815
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cjh815
3 months 6 days ago

I say this again cousin does want to be there. And in this trade they not rebuilding and can still win . Kings are not even close to making playoff with or with out cousins . It only get worse why’ll he there. He has let it be know for years he want to play with John wall his best friend . This way you give him what he wants reset your roster and give you better chance to win

Francisco
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Francisco
3 months 6 days ago

Wow cjh815 has a lot of time on his hands!

baseball guy
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baseball guy
3 months 4 days ago

Agreed

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