With most eyes on the Cavaliers, Spurs, and Warriors, it's easy to forget how good the Thunder are. Oklahoma City is rolling after a shaky start to the season, winning 10 of the last 11. But will it be Kevin Durant's and Russell Westbrook's last season together with the team?
It's a likely yes, if you ask Stephen A. Smith. The ESPN personality reported that Durant is considering signing with the Lakers this summer, and he believed in that report so much that he threatened the star forward over it. Of course, he's still sticking to that report. Smith dropped another bomb to buttress the claim: Durant is moving to Los Angeles because Westbrook is supposedly going to the Lakers the following year. Wesbrook becomes a free agent in 2017.
“Keep in mind this," Smith said in his Friday on ESPN 710's Mason and Ireland appearance, "one of the biggest reasons I’m told, that Kevin Durant may have the Lakers at the top of his list, is because the Lakers have been led to believe, by whom specifically I do not know, but the Lakers have been led to believe that it is a very good chance that the following year Russell Westbrook is coming."
Yes, Los Angeles is way more big time than Oklahoma City (how many times have you said "Oklahoma City" without "Thunder," "Kevin," "Durant," "Russell," or "Westbrook" in the same sentence?). But Westbrook and Durant do have a good thing going with the Thunder, and it can only get better with a stronger bench. Welp, we won't know what's happening until the summer, of course.
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[via L.A. Examiner]