Kevin Durant has been in the NBA for 9 seasons and has spent all 9 of those years with Oklahoma City. He called it his home. He made his first finals appearance with OKC. He said he would play his whole career with the Thunder.
Although, things change for the good appearently as Kevin Durant announced he is joining the Golden State Warriors. Golden State is one of the best teams in the NBA and it just got a lot easier for the Warriors and a bit tough for the Western Conference. Here’s why:
Kevin Durant is one of the best players in the NBA. Durant has accomplished so much so far in his career, but the only thing he hasn’t accomplished is a championship. That could all change. This Golden State will be remembered as one of the greatest teams of all time, and all are saying that before Durant was on the roster. Durant will bring a lot to the Warriors. His scoring ability, post up game, rebounding, defense, etc.
Also, Durant is great at spreading the floor well. Golden State does a great job in spreading the floor. They always find a way to get wide open. They’re a great team with fantastic team chemistry, and it’s just gonna get better and easier for them now by adding Durant. It’s gonna be a bit difficult to play this new Warriors team. Double teaming Golden State will most likely not work because of the talent they have on that team.
They are all shooters. Great shooters. Double teaming just leaves one of the shooters wide open behind the three point line which happens quite often during the season. Former Golden State forward Harrison Barnes signed a 4 yr/$94M extension with the Dallas Mavericks and Warriors traded center Andrew Bogut to the Dallas Mavericks to make room for Durant.
Golden State also signed veteran forward David West and center ZaZa Pachulia.