Report: Durant to meet Warriors Friday in The Hamptons


Report: Durant to meet Warriors Friday in The Hamptons

UPDATE (10am PDT on Wednesday) -- Kevin Durant will meet with the Thunder on Thursday in Oklahoma City before free agency opens, according to multiple reports.

The Warriors will then reportedly meet with Durant on Friday in The Hamptons.

The Spurs will visit with Durant on Saturday, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.


Shortly after free agency begins, the Warriors will reportedly meet with Kevin Durant in The Hamptons.

The meeting between the two sides will take place Friday afternoon, according to The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears.

Earlier on Tuesday, The Vertical reported that all meetings between Durant and prospective teams will take place Friday and Saturday The Hamptons in Long Island, New York.

Durant will reportedly also meet with the Thunder, Spurs, Celtics, Heat and Clippers.

Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is reportedly trying to recruit Durant to New York.

Bringing Durant to Oakland would require serious financial moves, all of which the Warriors are willing to make. The luxury tax would not frighten Warriors CEO Joe Lacob, for he’s already paying it.

Durant was in Austin, Tex. last Monday for the release of his latest shoe. He told reporters his decision, whether he stays with the only NBA team he’s ever known or departs, would be based not on market-size or profile.

“I’m worried about basketball,” he said. “That’s what it is for me. It’s a basketball decision.”

Once free agency begins, the Warriors reportedly plan to get Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, among other key figures, on a plane to an undisclosed location to meet with Durant, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

Durant, 27, has spent his whole nine-year career with one franchise. Durant spent his rookie year in Seattle after being drafted No. 2 overall in the 2007 NBA Draft by the SuperSonics. After the franchise moved to Oklahoma City, his last eight seasons have been with the Thunder.

He has made seven straight NBA All-Star teams and was named the 2013-14 NBA MVP. As one of the top scoring threats in all of basketball, Durant has led the NBA in scoring four times.

For his career, Durant is averaging 27.4 points, which leads the NBA among all active players, and 7.0 rebounds per game.

In the Western Conference Finals, Durant averaged 30.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per game as the Thunder fell to the Warriors.

Klay Thompson's Game 6 vs. OKC belongs on Bay's Mount Rushmore, Steve Kerr says

Klay Thompson's Game 6 vs. OKC belongs on Bay's Mount Rushmore, Steve Kerr says

Every Warriors fan remembers exactly where they were when Klay Thompson saved Golden State's season in Game 6 of the 2016 Western Conference finals in Oklahoma City.

I was in Nashville, Tenn., for a cousin's wedding, unable to watch the thriller on TV. I had to follow along on Twitter.

With the 73-win Warriors on the verge of being eliminated by the Thunder, Thompson went thermonuclear with a single-game NBA playoff record 11 3-pointers. He finished with 41 points, and "Game 6 Klay" was born.

It's one of the most iconic performances in Bay Area sports history.

But does it belong on the Mount Rushmore of best Bay Area performances? Warriors coach Steve Kerr believes so, and he explained why Friday during an interview with 95.7 The Game.

"Just one of the most incredible, clutch performances in such a desperate moment," Kerr said on the "Damon, Ratto and Kolsky" show. "We were really dominated for most of those series, and we were just hanging on for dear life in that game, down eight or 10 for most of the game. I've watched that game several times since, and it's almost impossible to fathom what Klay did and what he was able to do individually in that game to pull the game for us. It was just an amazing performance."

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Thompson's performance allowed the Warriors to return home for a Game 7, where they knocked off the Thunder to advance to a second straight NBA Finals.

In terms of best Bay Area performances or moments, I would lock in Thompson's Game 6 vs. OKC, Madison Bumgarner's Game 7 relief outing against the Kansas City Royals in 2014, and the Joe Montana-Dwight Clark "The Catch" from the 1981 NFC Championship Game against the Dallas Cowboys.

The fourth member of this list is open for debate. Could it be Travis Ishikawa's pennant-winning homer in 2014? Steph Curry's 37-point performance in Game 5 of the 2015 NBA Finals? Kevin Durant's dagger 3-pointer in Game 3 of the 2017 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers? Montana's Super Bowl XXIII-winning pass to John Taylor? Montana's five-touchdown performance in the 49ers' Super Bowl XXIV win? Steve Young's six-touchdown effort in the 49ers' Super Bowl XXIX win over the San Diego Chargers? Edgar Renteria's two-run homer in Game 5 of the 2010 World Series? Cal-Stanford's "The Play" in 1982? Something else?

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Bay Area sports fans, tell us which four individual postseason performances or moments you would carve into your Mount Rushmore.

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Where Steph Curry's back-to-back MVPs rank among 2010s award winners

Where Steph Curry's back-to-back MVPs rank among 2010s award winners

The last decade was littered with some of the greatest MVP seasons in NBA history.

From Russell Westbrook in 2016-17 becoming the first player to average a triple-double since Oscar Robertson in 1962 to LeBron James taking his game to new heights during the 2012-13 season, there was no shortage of singular campaigns to remember. Of course, Warriors star Steph Curry was plenty unprecedented on his own, becoming the first unanimous MVP in NBA history in 2015-16 and the only player other than James to win the award multiple times in the 2010s.

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Curry's MVP wins will stand the test of time, but where do those campaigns stand among his award-winning peers' in the last 10 years? Here's how I ranked the MVP-winning seasons of the 2010s, starting with arguably the biggest outlier among the bunch. 


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