But it doesn’t directly affect most of us.
That’s different from current Warriors, who are trying to pull together an make another title run.
Some of Durant’s former teammates think it’s going to happen, per ESPN sources. Several of his current teammates have told friends that they think it’s going to happen, sources said. Opposing agents believe it’s a fait accompli: “Just a matter of putting pen to paper,” is how one agent of another top free agent in the 2019 free agent class put it.
This is why Durant was wrong to lash out at the media for discussing his free agency. This isn’t a media-created sensation. Many people care where he signs – including his Golden State teammates.
Whether or not their suspicions get proven correct, their perception of the situation matters. If they believe Durant has a foot out the door – again, regardless of whether or not he actually does – that can adversely affect chemistry.
For Golden State to threepeat, it’s important to keep this drama on the backburner.