Barring an unforeseen change of heart, the Warriors superstar forward will decline his $31.5MM option this season and become an unrestricted free agent once again.
“I don’t know. I never know,” Durant said of his plans. “Nothing. Nothing. Absolutely nothing. … Of course, I think about it, but not like, let me make these [plans], let me go ahead and go through the logistics and the details. I don’t go through details on [stuff] like this.”
Speculation has swirled that if Durant leaves Golden State, he will head to New York City to join either the Knicks or Nets. The Clippers have also been a rumored destination.
Durant, who is averaging 27.0 PPG, 8.5 RPG and 6.8 APG in the first round of the playoffs, surprised a lot of people in 2016 by joining the Warriors. So it’s not out of the question he’ll do something unexpected in free agency again.
While Durant understands his decision will be one of the big stories this summer, he hates the speculation and questions he gets regarding his future.
“That’s a hot topic. But you don’t have to talk about it. And then you don’t have to get mad when I don’t want to talk about it,” he said. “And then you don’t have to get mad when your little brain is roaming around, but you can’t find the correct answers. That’s bad journalism. That’s not doing your job well.”
He also gets annoyed and somewhat amused when he hears how other perceive his actions during a game, especially when the Warriors are struggling.
“‘KD is not smiling right now. Something must be going on about him leaving,'” he said of a typical reaction to his mood. “‘His foot must be out the door. He not smiling on the bench.'”