The Golden State Warriors’ wild and crazy week continued on Thursday night as they suffered their worst loss of the season as James Harden, Chris Paul and the Houston Rockets handed the defending champions a 21-point beat down at the Toyota Center.
While things appeared to be fine between Kevin Durant and Draymond Green on the floor after their vulgar confrontation at the end of regulation in their overtime loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night, there are still plenty of lingering questions about not only their relationship but what the future will hold for Durant and this franchise.
With that being the case, Sam Amick of The Athletic sought out the answer to the question that some fans and pundits were beginning to give credence to…Would Kevin Durant actually request to be traded by the Warriors before the end of the 2018-19 season?
According to Amick’s sources, that could not be further from the case as at this time Durant remains committed to this team and their goal of winning a third straight championship during the 2018-19 campaign.
Even with all this drama, with Green berating him for all the world to see and his work life getting even more uncomfortable when his co-worker lost a $120,000 game check because of their R-rated back-and-forth, it appears that Durant is still all in on this shared cause. According to a source close to Durant, he has shown no interest in wanting to be traded and remains focused on the championship chance that lies before them.
“We’ve got a three-peat upon us,” the source said.
Obviously, Durant’s desire to remain with the Warriors for the remainder of this season has no bearing on what he will choose to do upon entering free agency as he has the ability to opt out of the second year of his contract to become an unrestricted free agent come July of 2019.
It remains to be seen what the former Texas Longhorns standout plans to do once that time comes but, at least for now, fans can expect to see him suiting up with the Warriors for the rest of this season.