Could Kevin Durant be willing to break up the NBA’s most dynamic duo? Thats what most reporters, analysts and quite frankly GMs are asking themselves before the 2015-16 season starts. Rumors have circulated around the web that this will most likely be the last season Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant will both sport an Oklahoma City Thunder jersey at the same time. Some even went on to “report” that the Thunder will be looking to deal Westbrook in an attempt to keep Durant, which makes no sense whatsoever. Why would Durant want to leave the Thunder? They have really “Started From The Bottom”, he could go down as the greatest player to put on a Thunder jersey. Kevin Durant to the surprise of no one has lead the team in win shares all but one season since the team has moved to Oklahoma and that was due to Russell Westbrook‘s late explosion and Durant’s inability to stay healthy and on the court last season. The team has been making moves to put help around “Batman A and Batman B”, such as trading for Dion Waiters and Enes Kanter.
Two years ago reports came out that Durant wants to play for the Raptors.. as a kid he envisioned himself playing for the Raptors, Ok? Growing up I always wanted to play for the Lakers, if you asked me today that if I had a chance to play in the league which team I would play with; well lets just say the Lakers wouldn’t be at the top of my list. Reports have been swirling around the web ever since Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook got into a little shouting match on the court, but if they didn’t shout wouldn’t that mean they don’t respect each other enough to tell each other how they really feel? Now I don’t think Durant will be moving on to a different team , I find that as ludicrous as Phil Jackson stating Kobe Bryant might be playing for a different team next season other than the Lakers.
Phil, on Kobe: “I don’t think this is his last year. Might be his last year as a Laker.”
— Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) September 25, 2015
Now on to the real question that we can actually answer, if KD does decide to leave; what teams have an actual chance at landing the one-time MVP and his offensive arsenal? simple, well not really but lets try to keep it simple. I have compiled a list with information as to why it would make sense for the superstar to join the team. If you agree with me share and comment! Always appreciated.