The courtship of free agent superstar Kevin Durant is continuing. Although many expect the scoring phenom to eventually re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder, it appears that it’s not as much of a “slam dunk” as many have thought.
As a short list of teams are pitching Durant over the weekend in the Hamptons, one team has emerged as a strong threat to the Thunder’s chances of re-signing their franchise player.
Kevin Durant and the Los Angeles Clippers met for approximately four hours Friday night in the Hamptons, and sources close to the situation say Durant was “blown away” by the Clippers’ presentation.
Clippers owner Steve Ballmer, president Doc Rivers, executive vice president of basketball operations Lawrence Frank, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan were present at the meeting. Chris Paul was absent from the face-to-face meeting but apparently made his pitch to Durant via a phone conversation.
A decision on where the four-time scoring champion will play next season, sources previously told ESPN, is expected “sooner rather than later” after he meets with all five teams that secured invitations to the Hamptons for weekend sit-downs with Durant.
The Warriors already made their pitch with a meeting that was attended by Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, coach Steve Kerr, general manager Bob Myers and owner Joe Lacob.