By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
In the off-season, Kevin Durant signed a free agent contract with the Brooklyn Nets. Durant took a multi-year agreement with the Nets instead of re-signing with the Golden State Warriors.
Durant spent three seasons with the Warriors. He signed a one-year deal with a player option during each off-season he was with the team.
On Thursday’s ESPN First Take, Durant admitted that his beef with Draymond Green helped in his decision to sign elsewhere.
“A little bit, yeah. For sure,” Durant said. “I mean, when your teammate talk to you that way, you think about it a bit, but you know… Like I said, we talked about it, but definitely, for sure. I’m not gonna lie about it.”
Green and Durant had an incident near the beginning of last season. In that incident, he allegedly said that Durant was a b*tch.
He also allegedly said to KD, “We won without you. Leave.”
With his decision, Durant deconstructed the Warriors superteam that went to three straight NBA Finals. Golden State was 2-1 in the NBA Finals with KD on the roster.
The loss came to the Toronto Raptors in June. KD played in a few minutes of Game 5 before tearing his Achilles.
As a result, Durant is expected to miss the entire 2019-20 season.
The Warriors are a disaster this season. Golden State does not plan on playing Klay Thompson, who tore his ACL in Game Six of the NBA Finals in June.
This news comes after Stephen Curry broke his hand on Wednesday night. Curry is expected to miss several weeks after having surgery.