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Report: In summer of 2016, Kevin Durant paid six figures to rent house in The Hamptons

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Report: In summer of 2016, Kevin Durant paid six figures to rent house in The Hamptons

Remember when Kevin Durant rented a house in The Hamptons in the summer of 2016?

Well, he paid $100,000 for 10 days, according to Marc Stein and Malika Andrews of the New York Times.

In a feature entitled, "Inside the Hamptons House Where Kevin Durant Hosted Suitors in 2016," we learned that the house is located at 189 Further Lane.

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With Durant a part of the Golden State organization, one could say the Warriors are "further" along in their quest for world dominance (sorry for the terrible joke). 

Do you have tens of millions of dollars just sitting in a bank?

If so, you can buy the house because it's currently on the market, listed at $14,995,000.

The most important part of the article:

The master bedroom, where Durant stayed, features a raised seating area and double doors that open onto a porch. The room has a queen-size bed, but for Durant’s stay arrangements were made to bring in a king size.

Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala and Draymond Green were the four Warriors players who traveled to The Hamptons to recruit Durant.

And yes, the five players do have a group text with the name "Hamptons 5." (obligatory shoutout to Tim Kawakami).

Finally, that unit is +56 in 71 minutes during the playoffs.

(photo courtesy Sotheby's International Realty)

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

DeMarcus Cousins unfazed over potential backlash from joining Warriors

DeMarcus Cousins unfazed over potential backlash from joining Warriors

Do you want to know what the NBA free agency process was like for DeMarcus Cousins?

If yes, you're in luck.

SHOWTIME Sports is in production on a documentary that gives you an inside look at how Cousins ended up signing with the Warriors.

On Wednesday, a preview clip was released (watch the full video below).

"This is my ace of spade, this was my nuclear bomb, my last resort," Cousins said. "Yeah, I could have probably got a contract -- a decent contract -- from a bad team. But how does that help me?

"I'm already fighting a career-ending injury. I'm not gonna put myself in an already-bad situation and try to prove my value or my worth as a player in a situation that's not looking to win.

"I knew how it would be perceived by some. I didn't give a f**k. ... I knew what my ace was, and we made the call."

Cousins' introductory press conference is scheduled for Thursday at 11 a.m. Watch it live on NBC Sports Bay Area.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Isaiah Thomas cites 'loyalty' in reaction to Raptors trading DeMar DeRozan

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Isaiah Thomas cites 'loyalty' in reaction to Raptors trading DeMar DeRozan

Isaiah Thomas knows a thing or two about getting traded against his wishes.

Last August, the Celtics blindsided the 2016-17 All-NBA Second Team selection by shipping him to the Cavs.

On Wednesday, the Raptors traded DeMar DeRozan to the Spurs in exchange for Kawhi Leonard.

DeRozan is not happy about this:

One can only assume that the following tweet from Thomas is his reaction to the deal:

The concept of "loyalty in the NBA" heated up after Kevin Durant left Oklahoma City for the Warriors.

During the 2017 playoffs, Thomas played through the tragic death of his sister and battled through a hip injury.

He absolutely loved Boston and wanted to finish his career there.

The 29-year old thought he was line for a max deal from the Celtics, and instead he winded up signing for the veteran's minimum this summer with the Nuggets.

Perhaps the NBPA will fight for more "no-trade clauses" in the next CBA...?

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller