Kevin Durant Offseason Thread

DrewDawg

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Spears cites two events in particular that may have rubbed Durant the wrong way: Fans at Oracle Arena chanting "M-V-P" for Curry and not for Durant during free throws, and a joke from general manager Bob Myers during the team's championship parade in 2018.

After Myers said Durant could have whatever contract he wanted in free agency, play-by-play announcer Bob Fitzgerald pointed out that Myers said the same thing about Curry in 2017.
 

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Durant and Kyrie deserve each other. If you always let the little things get to you, there is no way that you will ever be happy. In Durant's case, it was his choice to join Steph Curry's team that had already won a championship. Did he really believe the fans were just going to dump Steph for him?
 

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Durant and Kyrie deserve each other. If you always let the little things get to you, there is no way that you will ever be happy. In Durant's case, it was his choice to join Steph Curry's team that had already won a championship. Did he really believe the fans were just going to dump Steph for him?
They both seem petty, but the contract one? I mean, WTF?
 

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It's amusing to me that the two max players on the free agent market this year with the thinnest skins both chose New York City, of all places, to team up. If the Nets don't at least make the Finals in two years when Durant is back, you are going to start hearing discussion about whether the Nets were wise to give a max contract to KD given the history of Achilles injuries, and then things will start to get interesting.
 

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You missed quoting the last part of the article, with Myers's comments about Durant/Curry:

After Myers said Durant could have whatever contract he wanted in free agency, play-by-play announcer Bob Fitzgerald pointed out that Myers said the same thing about Curry in 2017.

"That was different," Myers said. "[Curry's] been here since the way before days. ... He earned it."
More here: https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/warriors-gm-jokes-that-kevin-durant-hasnt-earned-contract-like-stephen-curry-did/

video: https://twitter.com/anthonyVslater/status/1006594099879632896
 
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In retrospect Ainge's biggest mistake may have been in not dealing Irving/Yabusele to the Nets at the start of last season for Crabbe/Dinwiddie/draft picks.
 

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In retrospect Ainge's biggest mistake may have been in not dealing Irving/Yabusele to the Nets at the start of last season for Crabbe/Dinwiddie/draft picks.
That would have been an awful deal at that time. This team had championship aspirations and there was no reason for them to blow that up
 

nighthob

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And yet a 2020 Brooklyn pick might look pretty good today with what we now know. ;)