Not long after Kevin Durant slammed the media for asking questions regarding his pending free agency decision, the Warriors star opened up about some of the recent speculation surrounding him.
However, he made it clear that he doesn’t want to talk about other teams’ transactions and rumors.
“I play basketball for the Warriors and my main concern is to be the best basketball player I can be every day,” Durant told reporters Saturday during his All-Star media availability when asked again about the Kristaps Porzingis trade. “I have no concern over trade rumors or transactions from other teams throughout the season and that does not concern me at all. That has nothing to do with me.”
Interestingly enough, though, he ended that comment with, “I’m glad Porzingis is in a better spot, for him, in Dallas. I’m looking forward to seeing him and Luka play together for years to come.”
Durant’s criticism of the media in early February came when he broke his silence over speculation that he would land with the Knicks, who traded young star Porzingis to the Mavericks on Feb. 1. His media silence coincided with the speculation that the Knicks will have the salary cap space this summer to sign multiple max-contract players, such as Durant.
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Durant will make a big decision this offseason with many guessing he will end up leaving the Warriors. He has said in the past that he’s going to make his decision based on which team can give him the best offer. He touched on the possibility of leaving Golden State on Saturday, but didn’t reveal any new details.
When asked about people who think he’ll leave Warriors, the 10-time All-Star said, “That’s on them. I’ll figure it out once we get to that point.”
Durant, 30, has won back-to-back NBA titles and Finals MVP awards with the Warriors. He is averaging 27.6 points and seven rebounds per game to help the Warriors, sitting at the top of the Western Conference, reach a 41-16 record.