It is no secret that Kevin Durant will be a free agent this summer. He’ll be ready to make his decision at the end of this season and it is very interesting to speculate where the young superstar should go.
Durant is considered one of the top five players in the NBA today, some would argue top three. Durant is averaging 28.1 points per game, 5.0 assists per game, and 8.3 rebounds per game for the 2016 season (4/6/2016).
With so much to look forward to during free agency, we have tallied up the rumors, scenarios and intuition to formulate 7 possible destinations for Kevin Durant. Let the rumors begin!
7. Miami Heat
The Miami Heat is full of talent and if Durant wanted to make a title run he could certainly do it in Miami. Paired along with Dwyane Wade, Goran Dragic, Luol Deng, Chris Bosh and possibly Hassan Whiteside, Durant could form a great team in Miami and possible compete for a championship.
The Miami Hearld reported that the Heat have every intention of going after Durant in free agency:
With the salary cap set to spike by more than $20 million to an estimated $89 million next season, the Heat has left itself flexibility to accommodate the salary of any of the top-tier free agents — from Kevin Durant to DeMar DeRozan to Al Jefferson.
But signing a top-tier player would likely mean the departure of Hassan Whiteside as well as Dwyane Wade needing to make a financial sacrifice.
One thing is clear: The Heat intends to make a long-shot bid to lure Durant, who sold his Miami condo earlier this year.
–via Miami Hearld
Durant is definitely on the Miami Heat’s radar this off-season so we’ll see how Pat Riley does at pitching to Durant. You can be sure he will be convincing.
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