Kevin Durant to the Warriors. Yes. You read that right. The team that won an NBA record 73 games last season just added the top free agent target in the league and arguably the second best player in the league. Add that to another top 3 player and two time reigning MVP in Steph Curry, the most versatile player in the league in Draymond Green, and a top 20 player in Klay Thompson. That’s 4 of the league’s 20 best on one roster. In the history of the modern NBA, we’ve never seen so many elite level players on one roster.
Curry at the point. Klay at the 2. Durant at small forward, and Green at power. You could put my 6′ 170 pound self in the middle and still walk your way to 60 wins. This team is built to score, and score they will. 120 points per game in 2016-17 isn’t out of the question.
Now, Durant has been hammered by NBA fans for chasing the ring and leaving his hometown, but who in their right mind is going to turn down the opportunity to play with a trio like Green, Curry, and Thompson in their prime while making max money and putting themself in a position to win that elusive title? Karl Malone and Charles Barkley have had it held against their legacies for never winning. Durant should have the opportunity to do the same.
Once he does that (just hand them the trophy now), KD can opt out after a year and pull a Lebron, ‘redeeming’ himself and head back to Oklahoma City to rejoin Russell Westbrook and bring the Thunder their own title. Until then, enjoy watching greatest group of 4 ever. Period.
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