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Kevin Durant talks of watching Game 7 of Finals, dreaming of playing in Warriors system

Oklahoma City Thunder v Golden State Warriors - Game One

OAKLAND, CA - MAY 16: Kevin Durant #35 (R) of the Oklahoma City Thunder celebrates with Russell Westbrook #0 during the final moments of game one of the NBA Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on May 16, 2016 in Oakland, California. The Thunder defeated the Warriors 108-102. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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It’s not this simple, except on some level it is:

Kevin Durant watched the Warriors play and thought their system looked like fun. Like something he wanted to be a part of.

In response to a question, Durant said Monday he watched Game 7 of the NBA Finals — a loss by the Warriors to the Cavaliers, giving Cleveland the title — and told his agent playing for Golden State he’d like to play for them. Via Anthony Slater of The San Jose Mercury News.

With Durant and Russell Westbrook, the Oklahoma City Thunder made the fewest passes of any team in the NBA last season — and they had the second best offense in the NBA. With fantastic shot-creating talents like Westbrook and Durant they played to their strengths. The lack of passing was in part due to them initiating their offense late in the clock more than most teams, but with talents like Westbrook and Durant it didn’t matter. It worked.

It was just not the style Durant wanted.