Kevin Durant Decided To Leave Warriors Halfway Through 18-19 Season

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Kevin Durant Decided To Leave Warriors Halfway Through 18-19 Season 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Thu Feb 6, 2020 9:33 pm

Kevin Durant was asked by Matt Barnes when he decided he would move on from the Golden State Warriors as a free agent in 2019.


"I knew just about the halfway point through the year," said Durant. "I could feel, you know, the separation between the two. Everybody was just waiting on me to make a decision on free agency -- coaches, to my teammates, to the media -- it's like January and I'm like, 'Yo, I'm just trying to hoop.'


"That's all I want to do is play basketball every day. I came in every single day and kept my head down. I ain't say much, I wasn't too excited about much, so my coaches and teammates thought something was wrong with me. But I was really focused on the end goal, which was to win the third championship in a row.


"My methods not be welcoming to other people, but it's just how I do things -- how I approach the game."


Durant made it clear the Brooklyn Nets were always the favorite.


“Not really. I looked at the Clippers. I took a peek at the Knicks through my due diligence but I really wanted to play for the black and white,” Durant said. “I liked the brand. Brooklyn was an up-and-coming city that needed some new flair. new basketball injection. Because being in Oklahome City, I knew what that was like, having a new franchise around. I was excited about hopefully doing something like that again in Brooklyn with a new team.”


Durant and Kyrie Irving had talked about playing together for quite some time.


“I’ve been having conversations with Kyrie for the last two years,” Durant said. “Not even about playing together, as just brothers. We didn’t plan on playing together. We played against each other in my second year with the Warriors and we had a mutual friend and we just bonded together and we bonded on life in general ... and basketball in general, that just formed over time.


“He didn’t like where his situation was at and me either in Golden State. And just to see how this will work. Let’s try it out. And DJ wanted to play with us and be that center for us that can hold it down and play for something really, play for a team that’s going somewhere and not just bouncing around the league. We knew he’d be a vital piece for us going forward, not just as a star, but being a good teammate. So it just worked out.”

Via Matt Barnes/Showtime (via Drew Shiller/NBC Sports)

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Re: Kevin Durant Decided To Leave Warriors Halfway Through 18-19 Season 

Post#2 » by Canadian6ersFan » Thu Feb 6, 2020 10:57 pm

This man talk too much and thinks too highly of himself.
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Re: Kevin Durant Decided To Leave Warriors Halfway Through 18-19 Season 

Post#3 » by GEOLINK » Fri Feb 7, 2020 2:34 am

If anything, this makes me like Draymond more.

I can see through his perspective now.
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Re: Kevin Durant Decided To Leave Warriors Halfway Through 18-19 Season 

Post#4 » by hyberx » Fri Feb 7, 2020 2:55 am

KD was asked a question and he answered it. That's that.

From the Ws perspective, he gave us 3 great years and was a true trooper last year by risking his health just for a chance to help the team. Sure maybe he was thinking "what if" if he didn't, but guessing motive is useless. The reality is he took the risk and didn't blame the Ws about his decision. Ws fans will always appreciate what he has done and he will surely get his big welcome back/cheers when he steps on Chase center floor.
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Re: Kevin Durant Decided To Leave Warriors Halfway Through 18-19 Season 

Post#5 » by TheCage4 » Fri Feb 7, 2020 2:57 am

Zzzzz...can we change the story? Does anyone actually care? We just had a very active trade deadline and they’re still beating this broken drum. Give it up.
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Post#6 » by Pennebaker » Fri Feb 7, 2020 3:00 am

You mean around the time where he said, "That's why I'm out"?

Yeah we knew that.
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Post#7 » by Vegeta10176 » Fri Feb 7, 2020 5:10 am

hyberx wrote:KD was asked a question and he answered it. That's that.

From the Ws perspective, he gave us 3 great years and was a true trooper last year by risking his health just for a chance to help the team. Sure maybe he was thinking "what if" if he didn't, but guessing motive is useless. The reality is he took the risk and didn't blame the Ws about his decision. Ws fans will always appreciate what he has done and he will surely get his big welcome back/cheers when he steps on Chase center floor.


He clearly lies though or he would of signed on the minute with the nets.. He was strongly considering the Knicks and trying to get Kyrie to play as well.. Knicks are a shambles but wow Kyrie and Durant at Madison Sqaure garden..
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Post#8 » by Lalouie » Fri Feb 7, 2020 5:13 am

isn't this old wire tap news???
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Post#9 » by jason bourne » Fri Feb 7, 2020 6:31 am

Lalouie wrote:isn't this old wire tap news???


He sold his place in the City and bought a place in New York during the season. Then decided to move his business to be with his agent and partner.

It could have been the same headline to explain why he left OKC. I'd give him around two years for the rest of his career. Too much a snowflake and selfish you-know-what.
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Post#10 » by chitownsalesmen » Fri Feb 7, 2020 7:10 am

honestly that was when the general fan started to think he might really leave.

I was questioning when he was leaving during the end of the 2017-2018 regular season, by the end 2018 offseason figured he was most likely leaving, was willing to bet he was leaving after the draymond incident
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Post#11 » by Jurry » Fri Feb 7, 2020 10:47 am

ha! gayeeee
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Post#12 » by spree2kawhi » Fri Feb 7, 2020 1:15 pm

He's wrong, it won't work out.
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Post#13 » by spree2kawhi » Fri Feb 7, 2020 1:17 pm

Canadian6ersFan wrote:This man talk too much and thinks too highly of himself.

As a Sixers fan you're obviously not new to that.
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Re: Kevin Durant Decided To Leave Warriors Halfway Through 18-19 Season 

Post#14 » by mplsfonz23 » Fri Feb 7, 2020 2:34 pm

TheCage4 wrote:Zzzzz...can we change the story? Does anyone actually care? We just had a very active trade deadline and they’re still beating this broken drum. Give it up.
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Re: Kevin Durant Decided To Leave Warriors Halfway Through 18-19 Season 

Post#15 » by TKainZero » Fri Feb 7, 2020 2:55 pm

Yea. Everyone knew that

Remember when draymond screamed at KD
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Re: Kevin Durant Decided To Leave Warriors Halfway Through 18-19 Season 

Post#16 » by Canadian6ersFan » Fri Feb 7, 2020 2:59 pm

spree2kawhi wrote:
Canadian6ersFan wrote:This man talk too much and thinks too highly of himself.

As a Sixers fan you're obviously not new to that.


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