Friday , October 7 2022

Lakers have "Edge" to write Kevin Durant in the 2019 Free Agency


Kevin Durant, LeBron James
Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA Today Sports

Among the many NBA storylines to grab so far in the season, perhaps the most interesting has been the story between Golden State Warriors teammates Kevin Durant and Draymond Green.

While some, including Durant and Green themselves, have attempted to brush their exchanges of words on the bench, as they do not have a lasting effect, many believe it may affect Durant in 2019 free agency.

He has an opt-out clause that is likely to be rejected in favor of becoming a free agent and at that time signing a long-term maximum contract. Lakers have been among the teams attached to Durant for a long time now.

Now, following its drama with Green, the Lakers are believed that some have a posttrack to sign Durant next year via ESPN's Stephen A. Smith:

"Now you are Golden State Warriors, who definitely believe and have repeated me personally on several occasions this year:" We do not lose Kevin Durant. Kevin Durant does not go anywhere. He is free to do what he wants, but we think he will stay with us. "I hear a lot of things. I hear Knicks and Lakers, with Lakers who have the edge. That's what I hear." Two weeks ago, I heard that Knicks has the edge. "Now I hear the Lakers have the edge. Let me tell you something, it seems to be one of the two teams for Kevin Durant's next destination. "

Now Durant does not guarantee Durant's departure from Warriors, if he should leave, early remarks will make his decision to boil down to the New York Knicks, Lakers, or to sign with Warriors.

If Durant were to choose Lakers, it would put them in immediate title. Lakers get a Durant caliber player without having to abandon any of the current young cores, making them one of NBA's most talented and versatile teams.

So while none of this is stoned, it seems that the Lakers fans may have some hope that one of NBA's best players could join them one summer after LeBron James wrote a four-year contract.

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