Kevin Durant may have re-signed with the Golden State Warriors in the offseason, but he does have the option to opt out of his contract following the 2018-19 season.
With that in mind, there’s been quite a bit of speculation that a potential destination for Durant could be the New York Knicks. Following the Warriors 128-100 win over the Knicks on Friday, teammate Stephen Curry weighed in on the situation and said that Durant “let his play speak for itself” amid the intense rumors.
Curry also added that the Warriors don’t let these type of distractions affect their locker room. That’s certainly a mindset that the team may need to hold onto with sharpshooting guard Klay Thompson being an unrestricted free agent in addition to the Durant situation.
Durant rose to the occasion in a big way as he scored 41 points on 17-of-24 shooting to go along with a team-high nine rebounds and five assists. As if that weren’t impressive enough, Durant scored 25 of his points in the fourth quarter and knocked down four threes during that sensational quarter. Durant was one of the big reasons that the Warriors were able to hit a mind-boggling 58.3 percent of their field goal attempts.
Golden State is obviously very focused as they begin their quest for a third consecutive NBA title and Durant is a big part of that. If the distractions truly do stay out of the team’s locker room, that goal is certainly attainable this season.
Stephen Curry on the attention with Knicks as a possible destination for Kevin Durant pic.twitter.com/Ey0DqMDMtG
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) October 27, 2018