If he wants to ensure more opportunities like this, he should re-sign with the Warriors. A team with Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala is incredibly well-positioned for annual postseason runs.
That’s why there has been more chatter about Durant staying in Golden State. Here’s more.
But there’s a recent sense in Warriors circles that maybe he’ll think twice about joining them on this trek across the Bay Bridge, that this recent stretch of domination and fan appreciation might be the kind of thing that convinces him to – cue LeBron James’ personal motto that hasn’t exactly panned out in Laker Land – RWTW (Roll With The Winners).
At one point, Durant might have planned to sign with the Knicks. But this postseason was always going to factor. Nothing can be decided until July, and the playoffs can leave any number of final impressions.
Durant’s injury throws more variables into the equation.
How will Golden State perform without Durant? How will he feel about that? If Durant returns this season, how will he and the Warriors perform then? How will he feel about that?
Not even Durant can know these answers yet, but he’ll soon live through them. Then, and only then, he’ll make his highly anticipated decision.