Stephen Curry advised Rolling Stone final month that the Golden State Warriors had inside talks about obtaining Kevin Durant and that he would really like to play once more along with his former teammate, who in the end reconciled with the Brooklyn Nets.
“There was once a dialog internally among us about ‘If he was once to be had, would you?’ Each workforce has the ones conversations, and clearly in our state of affairs, they’re gonna name me and inquire from me, ‘How do you are feeling about it?” stated Curry, who did more than one interviews with the mag as a part of its October duvet tale.
Curry stated he was once “by no means hesitant” in endorsing the theory of a reunion with Durant, who was once his teammate for 3 seasons during which the Warriors received two championships and Durant received back-to-back NBA Finals MVP awards. Durant’s time with the Warriors led to 2019 when he departed for the Brooklyn Nets in a sign-and-trade deal.
Curry additionally stated he talked along with his brother, Seth Curry, who’s a present teammate of Durant at the Nets.
“The speculation of taking part in with KD and understanding who he’s as an individual, from our historical past in the ones 3 years, I feel KD’s a truly excellent dude. I feel he’s misunderstood,” Stephen Curry stated. “I feel he has had positive issues occur in his existence that harm his skill to believe other people round him, in a way of constructing him really feel secure all the time. So all of the ones issues, I perceive, having performed with him and gotten to understand him. I like that dude.”
Curry, then again, stated that even if he entertained the theory of taking part in once more with Durant, he needed to believe what a commerce for the previous MVP would value and he has complete self assurance the Warriors can repeat as champions with their present roster.
“And if you happen to stated, ‘Oh, KD’s coming again, and we’re gonna play with him,’ I had such a lot a laugh taking part in with him the ones 3 years, I’d be like, ‘Hell, yeah!’” Curry advised the mag. “Then you must suppose: What does that in truth imply? What does it appear to be?
“You inform me I’m taking part in with [current Warriors teammates Andrew Wiggins, Jordan Poole, and Draymond Green], I’m like, ‘Hell, yeah!’ There’s all varieties of emotion and issues that occur to the league. And if anyone’s announcing that you simply wouldn’t entertain that dialog — no disrespect to anyone on our workforce — however you don’t know the way issues paintings. However you additionally perceive, like, if we run this factor again, I’ve were given entire self assurance in my workforce that we will be able to win it once more, as built.”
Durant first of all requested for a commerce June 30 and reiterated that need in a gathering with Nets governor Joe Tsai in London final month throughout which Durant sought after Tsai to make a choice from him and the mind believe of trainer Steve Nash and normal supervisor Sean Marks, resources showed to ESPN. However on Aug. 23, Durant and the Nets agreed to “transfer ahead” with their “partnership.”
Durant’s four-year, $198 million extension he signed with the Nets final offseason kicks on this season.