Report: Kevin Durant to make free agency decision by Monday morning

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The second full day of free agency is winding down and there’s still no decision from Kevin Durant, but it might not be much longer before he decides. He’s told the teams he’s meeting with that he’ll have a final decision by Monday morning, according to ESPN.com’s Chris Broussard:

Durant met with the incumbent Thunder on Thursday, before free agency officially kicked off. He met with the Warriors and Clippers on Friday, and the Spurs and Celtics on Saturday. His final meeting, with the Miami Heat, will take place on Sunday. He may give the Thunder a second meeting after he’s assessed all his options, but he hasn’t decided that yet, according to Broussard.

With Saturday’s signing of Austin Rivers to a three-year, $35 million deal, the Clippers appear to be of the mindset that they’re out of the running, at least if they hope to add Durant without trading any of Chris Paul, Blake Griffin or DeAndre Jordan. The Celtics landed the second-biggest free agent on the market, Al Horford, on Saturday, which makes them a much more interesting possibility for Durant. The Warriors still loom large, and Pat Riley is sure to impress in Sunday’s meeting.

But the smart money is still on Durant signing a short-term deal in Oklahoma City and testing the market again next year. Whatever he does, it won’t be too much longer until we know.