On leaving the Nets, Kevin Durant quickly saw his name returned to Golden State. A rumor that caused a lot of reaction in the San Francisco Bay Area, including the owner of the Warriors, Joe Lacob, who ignited this file a little more!
As if his first appearance in the franchise hadn’t set the NBA community on fire enough. Six years later, Kevin Durant could land at the Warriors again this summer. In any case, this is what the rumors have been suggesting for a few days, which obviously provokes many incendiary reactions. Including from the Bay.
Warriors open door to Kevin Durant return
Last guest of The Athletic for Tim Kawakami’s “TK Show”, Joe Lacob, the owner of Golden State, was able to discuss the Durant file and the involvement of his franchise in it. Aware of the penalties he may incur in the event of tampering, the big boss of the Dubs showed finesse when speaking on the subject… while clearly leaving the door open to the Slim Reaper!
I’m not going to comment specifically on each player’s case. You already know the answer I’m going to give you, and that’s that we’re always going to look for every opportunity to make ourselves better.
A simple development which already makes it possible to believe in a meeting between KD and the Warriors. Lacob later clarified his thinking by answering another question:
The question you have to ask me, is it better in the short, medium or long term? Some options would allow us to build the team to be better in the short term, but could decrease our chances of being better in the long term. So that’s one of the things that Bob (Myers) and the whole band are going to have to consider to figure out which is the right path to take.
In other words, the front office of GS will have to decide on Durant, and whether his arrival would harm the success of the team in the long term. A speech that he develops a little more in the rest of his speech:
If this is not the player you are referring to, it will be someone else. That’s the good thing about the NBA. It’s already incredible that we can strengthen each year to try to win a title. And if we think it’s the right thing to do for the team, we’ll do it. We have to weigh the pros and cons for the short term, the long term and all that. The financial aspect must be taken into account in both scenarios. That’s what we’re going to do, and we’ll make the decision that we think is best.
Steph Curry will undoubtedly have a say in this process of reflection, he who has already publicly expressed his cash opinion on the series Durant !
Instead of ruling out the possibility entirely, the Warriors and their owner, Joe Lacob, decided to keep the trail leading to Kevin Durant alive. To see if fans of the franchise will rejoice, or condemn this news!