Kevin Durant was one of the best NBA players of the 2018-19 season before he got injured in the fifth final match. Durant could even have changed the fate of Warriors vs Raptors finals if he was fit enough to play. He had one of the best stats with 2.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game and three times 40-plus point and one-time 50-point outing.
After rupturing his Achilles tendon, the free agency plans of Kevin Durant are somewhat changed. It would be difficult for a team to pay a high sum for a player that can’t play for a year. Still, here are the top 5 NBA teams interested in getting free agent Kevin Durant.
New York Knicks
The New York Knicks has already announced for Kevin Durant before his injury and are still somehow interested in him. Despite being one of the most popular teams, the Knicks are not performing any good, and want star players to change it. Even Durant is interested in the deal, as the Knicks would pay him the highest salary.
Although no indication says, Kevin Durant will go to the Brooklyn Nets, his friend Kyrie Irving is pushing for it. As per the recent reports, Irving will go to the Nets as a free agent, and he is also trying to convince Durant to join him. If they play together, the Durant-Irving duo will have a solid chance of winning. The Brooklyn Nets will make deals for that to happen.
Los Angeles Clippers
The Los Angeles Clippers are one of the most unstable NBA teams with around $58 million in their cap space. There are plans that Kawhi Leonard will go to the Clippers, and it has made Durant re-think his decision. Kevin Durant knows very well that he was unable to match with Leonard in the finals. So, it makes a lot of sense to join hands with the 2019 NBA finals MVP.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers team is looking solid after getting Anthony Davis in a blockbuster deal from the Pelicans. The Lakers already have LeBron James, and if they somehow get Durant, the trio will be unbeatable. Even Durant knows this and might go with the Lakers if they make him an offer good enough for him.
Golden State Warriors
Golden State Warriors was doing great with Durant and could even have won the finals, if not for his injury. Even though he is injured, the team dynamic is great, and Durant coming back will be a major push for the Warriors. Kevin Durant is 30 years old, the only team to sign a 5 year deal with him is the Warriors. He could easily get a deal around $200 million if he re-signs with the Golden State Warriors.