1. A team to call his own
This hasn’t been Durant’s easiest season when it comes to team chemistry. He struck gold when he had the fortune of playing alongside Curry and Thompson, who have been exceptionally willing and patient to sacrifice their own stats for that of Durant’s. It wasn’t that swell when it came to the Warriors’ on-court bully—Draymond Green.
Durant and Green hadn’t had the best public showing this season, as the two were caught on camera in a mid-November game against the Clippers that saw a controversial argument between the two force them to be separated. Durant, who’s known for his crunch-time heroics, was visibly upset after Green opted to go full steam up the court, dribbling and losing control of the ball.
Afterwards followed the ever-trending video of Durant apparently stating, “That’s why I’m out.” If all of the sports world read his lips right, the safe bet would be to say he’s referring to his pending free agency decision at the end of June.
Fans of this star-studded group would surely deflate at the news of his departure, but for what it’s worth, it may be for the best at this point to give Kevin Durant his own team and let him remind the world of what he can do from outside the confines of an established championship core.