Warriors bracing for ‘seismic change’ with Kevin Durant departure?
There has been no shortage of speculation all season about Kevin Durant’s uncertain future with the Golden State Warriors, and it’s nearly viewed as an inevitability that the superstar will sign with the New York Knicks.
It now sounds like the Warriors are almost begrudgingly accepting the fact that Durant may be as good as gone as well.
ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski made an appearance Monday on the network’s “Get Up!” program and laid out how he views the Durant situation.
"The Warriors are bracing for possibly seismic change within that organization."— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) May 6, 2019
“Internally in Golden State, there’s a sense of let’s try to put aside what’s coming in July,” Woj stated. “We have a chance to do something very rare in sports, to three-peat. Let’s try to keep our focus there and win the title, then let July play out the way it’s going to. But I think the Warriors are bracing for possibly seismic change within that organization.”
The purported acknowledgment by the Warriors that Durant is likely to leave stands in stark contrast to how earlier in the season the organization was said to “have no idea” about the superstar’s future.
Whether all the prognosticating and the like concerning Durant’s imminent departure for the Knicks ends up accurate remains to be seen, although the Knicks are said to be examining creative ways to lure the superstar to New York amid all the fanfare. Further, most recent reporting suggests that Durant heading to the Knicks is in essence a “done” deal.
Plenty of things can happen between now and when Durant ultimately has to make a definitive decision regarding his future. That said, the abundance of evidence pointing to Durant leaving the Warriors for the Knicks certainly makes it seem like that is the most likely endgame.