For the first time in his NBA career, Kevin Durant is on a team that resides in the Eastern Conference.
The former Warriors forward -- who is expected to miss the Nets' entire 2019-20 campaign as he rehabs his torn right Achilles -- was a guest on "Hot 97" radio in Brooklyn on Tuesday morning, and was asked who he thinks will win the West this year.
The two-time NBA Finals MVP is going with the Clippers over the Lakers.
"That's gonna be a tough series," KD said. "That'll be crazy if those two play in the conference finals. It would be so much fun.
"But I like the Clippers right now. I'm only looking at it on paper. They got more talent on the team. But you never know throughout the season."
Nobody followed up and asked Durant how he thinks the Warriors will fare this season.
It's safe to assume we will get a prediction from KD at some point in the coming months.
Yours truly agrees with the four-time scoring champion that the Clippers will reach the Western Conference finals. But where we differ is that it will be the Rockets -- not the Lakers -- who face Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and Co.
And Houston will punch its ticket to the NBA Finals.
I'm gonna go hide now ...