NBA rumors 2016: Â Oklahoma City Thunder’ Kevin Durant headed to Portland Trail Blazers
NBA rumors didnâ€™t end with the trade deadline. It is almost a week when the trade deadline came and passed, nonetheless there is no slow down when it comes to rumors involving different NBA star players. And to be true, these rumors will not stop in the next few weeks.
Rumors about Kevin Durant have been during the rounds for the last several weeks. He is among the most sought after prayer as he has performed impressively throughout his career.
Latest round of rumors suggest that 6.9 feet Durant is trying to shift base in the near future. Apart from the Washington Wizards who are running out of reasons except for the hometown factor, other free agent contenders are Houston Rockets, Miami Heat and known free agent seekers Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks. And not to forget Golden State Warriors. More than half the league has cap space to sign a max free agent and any team in the league would love to have Durant, therefore the Warriors rumors.
There are reasons to believe, given their excellent performance that the Portland Trail Blazers may make the playoffs even with their relatively weak roster and this success could be the selling point they could use for Durant, or any other free agent for that matter.
Durant has impressed everyone this season too. On December 10, he recorded his seventh career triple-double with 25 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in a 107â€“94 win over the Atlanta Hawks. Again on December 27, Durant recorded 26 points and 10 assists in a 122â€“112 win over the Denver Nuggets. Last month on January 26, he scored a season-high 44 points in a 128â€“122 overtime win over the New York Knicks. On February 2, he was named NBA Western Conference Player of the Month for January.
There is no denying the fact that joining a team with a competitive system, an All-Star point guard and a shooter along with value players such as Ed Davis could prove to be an ideal set-up for a star like Durant. It could be argued that the Blazers are in better shape than the Houston Rockets who has their stars reportedly fighting, or the LA Lakers, who need to win the lottery to be relevant.