If trade were possible, would Durant’s locker room leaders welcome? According to multiple sources, they embraced him for the same reason in 2016.
“I mean, it’s scary Kevin Durant,” one source said.
The Warriors stars had talks with Durant. In addition to catching up, colleagues associated with the Hall of Fame have also received the idea of a reunion. It was mostly about the amazing nature of her even being possible. The idea of them playing together again should have seemed impossible when Durant left for free agency in 2019. And they haven’t lost sight of how life has created a chance for them to come back full circle. They see it, like everyone else, and talk about it, like everyone else.
However, according to multiple sources in the Warriors organization, a reunion is highly unlikely.
Of course, Golden State is unlikely to add Durant. Despite their interest, the Warriors are only one of 20 likely teams trying to land Durant. The odds are against any one team that draws it.
Golden State has interesting young pieces in Jordan PaulAnd the James WisemanAnd the Jonathan Kuminga And the Moses Modi. However, the Warriors lack high-quality draft picks, and Andrew Wiggins – Whoever holds all the stars and helps with salary matching – can’t end up on the same Ben Simmons in trade.
Personal dynamics is another factor among many. Green said the Warriors wanted to prove they would win without Durant and that Curry wanted to show what Durant left behind. Well, Golden State won a championship this year, and Curry finally won the NBA Finals MVP award after Durant took the honors during their two titles together.
But if Carrie, Greene, and Thompson welcome Durant’s return, at least one hitch will be removed.