Joe Lacob on Kevin Durant’s Future with Warriors: ‘Nothing I Can Do About It’ | Bleacher Report


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Golden State Warriors proprietor Joe Lacob does not look like stressing about what Kevin Durant will do in free company. 

“I truthfully do not even give it some thought,” he stated, per Tim Kawakami of the Athletic. “I do not. As a result of there’s nothing I can do about it. Zero. He has earned the appropriate to be a free agent. He’ll make the selection that feels finest for him. And it is our job to, when the season’s over, persuade him that the appropriate choice is to be a Warrior for all times.”

Durant can hit the open market this summer season if he declines his $31.5 million possibility for 2019-20.

Though he has re-signed with Golden State after opting out in every of the previous two years, that might change this summer season.

Nearly everybody believes he is leaving the Warriors,” Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck stated earlier this month.

In an nameless participant ballot performed by The Athletic, 63.three % of voters stated Durant might be on the New York Knicks subsequent season.

Nonetheless, Lacob stays upbeat no matter what occurs in the summertime.

“I do not assume anybody can match us, once you take every thing into consideration. … So I’d hope that he thinks that and accepts that and decides he needs to remain,” the proprietor stated. “However alternatively, I am not going to be mad at him, both approach. No matter he decides to do, he decides to do. And I am going to most likely be a Kevin Durant fan it doesn’t matter what. I am not going to be emotional about it. There is not any level.”

Profitable three of the final 4 NBA titles definitely eases the stress on the group, particularly with the crew in good place to win one other championship this 12 months.

Durant has been a key a part of the success whereas successful Finals MVP in every of the final two years, so it is tough to have any laborious emotions if he leaves.

In the meantime, the Warriors would doubtless be simply wonderful with out him contemplating Stephen Curry and Draymond Inexperienced stay below contract going into 2019-20.


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