Durant is confident that no matter what happens over the course of the 2018-19 season, he will stay focused on the task at hand as he tries to help the Warriors win their third straight NBA championship.
"I dealt with it before," Durant said. "I just try to be as honest as I can. I'm not going to tell people what I'm thinking. ... Some days I think about my free agency, some days I don't. Some days I think about what my future looks like, some days I don't. I'm just human. That's just natural for me. But I can't sit down and talk to people about it because I want to keep playing, I want to focus on the season.
"So I know the questions are going to come. I know a lot of people are going to speculate and print rumors and sources, but nobody's heard from me about anything, so it's just all speculation at this point."
Of course the reason for all the speculation is that he signed a 1-year deal when he could have signed a multiyear (4 or 5 years?) deal to line it up with Curry.
That awkward moment at the parade is going to feed speculation.
Compared to this interview, Kyrie was pretty clear about signing again with the Celtics when he interviewed with ESPN last week.
So before the end of the season, he said he's going to sign again with the Warriors. Of course he didn't say it would be another 1-year deal.
That is probably why Myers was awkward about it at the parade, that they'll do it any way KD wants it, but apparently he had told the team by then that he's going to do another 1 and 1 deal, like Lebron did for several years before he finally left Cleveland again.
Maybe that drama West alluded to still lingers around. KD seemed stoked with the "back to back!" so if they win again, Warriors can only hope he'll be even more excited and go for a 4-peat, which MJ, Shaq, Kobe, Bird and Magic never accomplished.