Oklahoma City, OK| Oklahoma City Thunder fans are in a state of frenzy as sources are speculating that superstar Kevin Durant is the top prospect for the Golden State Warriors.
It is no surprise that Kevin Durant becoming a free agent at the completion of the 2015-16 season has brought a great amount of excitement to the professional basketball community as he is amongst the top players in the league. With a vastly impressive record, the seven-time All-Star and 2013-14 MVP has been in the sights of many of the top NBA teams as a prospect for the 2016-2017 season.
Durant’s NBA career began as a first round, second pick in the 2007 NBA draft for the Seattle Super Sonics, and has since flourished as he is now arguably the most valuable player in the league. Having spent the entirety of his career with the OKC Thunder, scoring a total of 17,566 points for the organization in his nine years of professional basketball, it is inevitable that Thunder fans have an immense amount of respect and adoration for Durant.
Following Golden State’s fall to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2016 NBA Finals, it has been strongly encouraged that Kevin Durant has become the focus of the organization’s attention. Although there is also speculation of a strong pursuit of Durant by the San Antonio Spurs, recent news of the Warriors increasing their desire to pursue him in free agency has sparked a shocking response from the OKC community. With many Thunder fans still sulking over the promising yet disappointing seven-game, semi-final series against the Warriors (many thought that the Thunder winning the 2016 NBA Championship would be incentive enough to keep the free-agent in OKC), speculation of Durant potentially moving westward has proven to be vastly unsettling.
While there has been no direct communication with Golden State owner Joe Lacob and Durant over the ordeal, Lacob has ensured sources that he will be actively pursuing Durant, stating, “All I can say is that I will be very aggressive.”
Thunder fans anxiously wait to hear what Durant’s next move will be, as free agency begins July 1st.