Jalen Rose might have just been trying to spark conversation and shock value when he stated that Kevin Durant would leave the Thunder to join former teammate, James Harden and the Houston Rockets. But it caused enough of a stir that KD is already being asked about his 2016 plans – that’s when Durant can become a free agent.
Do you have any thoughts on that?
Nah, I’m here for the Thunder (laughs). I mean, that’s all I can say. I’m not thinking far down the line at all. It’s about today. Today we got better against the Chicago Bulls. I can’t tell the future. I can’t speak on that. That’s his opinion. I’m just going to keep playing for the Thunder. I love playing here.
How do you deal with that?
I mean, just let them know I’m not thinking that far down the line, I guess. I mean, I love my teammates. I love where I live. I love playing for this organization. So I’m just taking it a day at a time.
Anything is possible in the future, but KD still has a solid team with the Thunder. Russell Westbrook is still recovering from knee surgery and the West has certainly gotten better – hello Golden State Warriors – but wondering what KD is doing in 2016 just seems like idle chatter at the moment. You can check out what Jalen had to say for yourself and see if you agree.