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It's been the question hanging over the Warriors' heads all season long: Will Kevin Durant leave for another team in NBA free agency? 

The Athletic's Tim Kawakami reported Wednesday that people around the NBA believe Durant will not play in the Bay Area next season, no matter what the Warriors do in the playoffs this year. 

Most people in the NBA don’t expect Durant to re-sign with the Warriors no matter what happens in the playoffs. It’s the tacit bargain that I believe the Warriors’ headliners all made — hang together to give their shot for a three-peat and then if Durant leaves, he leaves with no apologies necessary. But there’s inherent tension in that, too, of course.

Durant has long been connected to sign with the Knicks this upcoming offseason. Two weeks ago, Bleacher Report's Ric Bucher said the move is "done."

The two-time NBA Finals MVP wouldn't be alone in New York, too. He reportedly could join Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving, who becomes a free agent this offseason, on the Knicks.

Durant himself says he hasn't made a decision yet, and he hasn't even given a hint to his former Thunder teammate Kendrick Perkins.

 

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While Durant's three years in Golden State have been historic, the run of this Super Team could be coming to an end.