June 25, 2016 | 8:28 pm EDT Update
Despite years of speculation about Durant possibly signing with his hometown Washington Wizards or the Los Angeles Lakers, a person with knowledge of his situation told USA TODAY Sports that those two teams are not expected to land a meeting with the former MVP. As it stands, it’s the six aforementioned teams coming Durant’s way at a location that has not yet been determined.
The New York Knicks have earned their way onto Durant’s radar, having traded for Derrick Rose recently to create quite the combination with Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis. Yet as of now, it remains to be seen how that particular scenario will be handled. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the situation.
The Warriors are always aggressive in chasing the league’s best talent, and Kevin Durant is atop the free-agency heap this offseason – an acquisition that would mandate completely overhauling a roster that has made consecutive NBA Finals trips. “K.D. is a great player, but I obviously love the guys that I play with, and we’ve been together for some years now,” Green told The Chronicle on Saturday in a rare split decision for the opinionated All-Star, which indicatess the difficulty in the decisions facing the Warriors on the brink of their championship series collapse.
“I can’t control if we get K.D. I can’t control if we don’t get K.D,” he said. “It’s one of those things that is out of my hands, so I’ll just go with the punches.”