The reports of Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant wanting to team up have been going strong ever since they were overheard discussing teams with two max deals at the All-Star break.
Now that the off-season is here, those reports are only intensifying. According to the Bleacher Report, KD isn’t happy with the Warriors and has already met twice with Kyrie about playing together.
Durant and Irving, league sources say, have met twice in recent weeks to discuss their desire to continue their careers on the same team, an idea forged while playing together on the U.S. national team. The first meeting took place in the Bay Area while Durant nursed a strained right calf; the second occurred in New York shortly after Durant had surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon suffered in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
Questions that linger over whether the strained calf led to the Achilles injury, and if the Golden State Warriors made him aware of that possibility, remain unanswered. But the indication from several league sources is that Durant is not happy with the team, and the presumption is that it stems from whatever role Warriors officials played in his decision to suit up. Coach Steve Kerr says he was told Durant could not further injure himself by playing, which obviously proved not to be true. If Durant was told the same, it would give credence to the notion that, as one league executive claims, “He’s really pissed off at the Warriors.”
So who is going to be the lucky team that lands Kyrie solo for a year and pays KD to rehab from an Achilles injury? I personally hope it’s the Nets, just because of how entertaining it will be to watch the Knicks melt into the sewer.
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