Thunder forward Kevin Durant told Yahoo! Sports yesterday that he is weighing offers from Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel, Valencia in Spain and BBC Bayreuth in Germany. The Spanish team offered $475,000 per month weeks ago, but Durant wanted $675,000, as reported by TuBasket.com.
Another Spanish squad, Bilbao Basket, considered pursuing Durant, one source told HoopsHype, but they have now ruled out that option. Durant’s favorite destination in Europe would be FC Barcelona, but the reigning ACB champions are not interested in the All-Star forward, the source said.
Durant’s plan would be to play overseas for just a month, according to the source, and FC Barcelona has been steadfast about not signing players with an NBA out during the lockout.
The 6-foot-9 Durant is staying active playing in exhibition games. He took part in Josh Howard‘s Celebrity All-Star Game Saturday night and plans to play another one for the John Lucas Foundation next Sunday in Houston.