We are a little under two-years away from the summer of Durant and his free agent sweepstakes.
That still hasn’t prevented some in NBA circles from already predicting where the reigning MVP might land if he decided to leave the Thunder as a free agent.
Durant holds a STRONG connection to his native Washington, D.C., and that has some believing KD could decide to return home.
Stephen A. Smith via the Washington Post believes that Durant would likely sign with the Wizards if he decided to bolt OKC.
“With LeBron going back to Cleveland, everybody here in D.C. is thinking about Kevin Durant in 2016,” Mitchell said. “The Wiz seem to be jockeying to be in that sweepstakes. Who are they going to have to compete against when that happens?”
“I don’t think anybody, to be quite honest with you,” Smith said. “Obviously the New York Knicks would be in the mix and what have you. But there are folks that I’ve spoken to that are relatively close to Kevin Durant that tell me if he were to decide to leave Oklahoma City, it would be for the nation’s capital. That’s the kind of dude he is. That’s a place that he would consider.
“I certainly don’t want to sit here as a reporter and insider and try to give indications that he’s planning on leaving Oklahoma City,” Smith said. “I don’t know that to be sure. I don’t know that to be the case. But I was told that if there is a team that would be strongly considered, it is the Washington Wizards, and him returning home.”