Only a mere year and a half ago, former Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant shocked the NBA world when he announced he would be signing with the Golden State Warriors, a team which had broken the regular season record for wins the season prior, and fell to the hands of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 7 of the NBA Finals after building a 3-1 lead.
The 2014 MVP was pretty much a perfect fit in Oakland, as alongside Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, the Warriors breezed through the regular season and the playoffs -- only losing one game to the Cavs all postseason -- on their way to a second title in three years, and Durant's first.
With all the success the Dubs have been having since adding KD, it comes as no surprise that Kevin Durant has already made his mind up when it comes to his impending free agency at the end of the season: Don't change a thing.
According to Anthony Slater of The Athletic, Durant will '100%' be resigning with the Warriors.
"Kevin Durant, who signed a two-year deal with the Warriors in 2017 with an opt-out this summer, is free to sign wherever he wants in four months. But no one across the league seems to even pretend like it's a possibility that he will leave Oakland."
The question is, who actually thought KD would be leaving Golden State after this season. As we speak, all four Warrior All-Stars are either in the middle of their primes or about to enter it, meaning if the front office can manage their money well enough to keep the core together, the Warriors are going to be championship favorites for the next half-decade or so barring any unforeseen circumstances.
Even though the media circus would be amazing if KD did decided to leave Oakland, Durant is making the obvious choice.