Kevin Durant says he likes Boston’s family atmosphere, compliments Celtics
Kevin Durant will become an unrestricted free agent this summer. The Celtics can create max cap space.
Quick, Kevin, say something that will cause Boston fans to overreact.
Durant, via CSN New England:
Celtics fans can fantasize about Durant signing with Boston if the want. Just remember, it wasn’t that long ago Durant was singing New York’s praises. Now, he has reportedly already eliminated the Knicks. You can enjoy a city without wanting to play there.
Durant could sign with the Warriors, who are the NBA’s best team. Or he could re-sign with the Thunder, who feature his friend and one of the league’s top players – Russell Westbrook – and could pay him the most money.
But if Durant is thinking ahead, the Celtics could make sense. They have young talent, a treasure trove of future first-round picks (including a few from the lowly Nets) and an excellent coach in Brad Stevens. Boston has the assets to quickly build a team around Durant that contends for years to come.
I wouldn’t interpret Durant’s comments to mean he’ll sign with the Celtics. But if I were Boston, I’d certainly prefer he speak highly of my team than the opposite.