LeBron James is expected to decline his $35.6 million player option and become an unrestricted free agent after the 2017-18 season.
The four-time MVP would obviously be a coveted prize, but one rumored team connected to LeBron is causing quite the stir. On Thursday, ESPN reported the Warriors could meet with LeBron during free agency if Golden State can create a max salary slot.
Your thoughts, Kevin Durant?
"Bulls---," Durant said with a laugh Thursday to reporters at Warriors practice. "Bulls---. In this league, like a couple years ago, me coming here, nobody would have thought that. There's part of me as a basketball player that's like, 'you should just worry about basketball,' but there's another side where we know it's a business as well and a lot of crazy things have happened in the league.
"In the future it's gonna be even crazier things that are gonna happen."
Kevin Durant asked the first thing he thought about when he read LeBron report: "Bullshit."— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 1, 2018
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The Warriors and Cavaliers have squared off in three straight NBA Finals with Golden State beating James and Cleveland in two out of three.
Durant has averaged 28.5 points in two Warriors wins over James and the Cavs this season. He won Finals MVP last season, averaging 35.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game against Cleveland.