The Chances of Kevin Durant Coming to Dallas
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This is the other teams that I simply don’t think have as good of shot.
The Golden State thing is fun to talk about, but just don’t see the Warriors blowing it up and Durant coming into being “just another piece”.
Washington is his hometown and that’s about the only thing they can offer. Please don’t say John Wall either, why leave Russell Westbrook for a poorer version of him. Plus, Durant has reportedly been very open to his inner circles that playing at “home” is not intriguing.
For the Lakers and Heat, I just don’t think Durant wants to play in the shadow of Kobe and LeBron. Constant comparisons would surround him with both stars in both cities. The pressure would double at either of these places.
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Then there is the Texas teams. The Spurs are intriguing for sure, but Durant would get the LeBron treatment in him just looking to form a stacked team and it would be similar to the Golden State situation of being “just another piece.” The Rockets have Mike D’Antoni to offer….ok, that was a joke but they do have good friend in James Harden. But that is literally all they could pitch and even that doesn’t look that appealing in my opinion.
Then there is the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs could pitch the no income tax and Texas college familiarity just like the Spurs and Rockets. They will pitch the idea of playing with a player in Dirk Nowitzki who he has admired for his entire career. Wesley Matthews would be a much better version of Andre Roberson who would guard the best opposing players.
An aggressive ownership in Mark Cuban would normally be an interesting pitch, but considering Durant called him an “idiot” on national television just a few weeks ago, I don’t know if that holds much weight.
Sorry Dallas, Durant coming to Dallas has a less than 5% chance of happening…probably more like 1%. Let’s just hope he goes to the Eastern Conference at least.