Kevin Durant Denies Report He Told Russell Westbrook He Would Return to Thunder

July 27th, 2016 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »

Kevin Durant shocked the NBA world when he announced his intention to sign with the Golden State Warriors on July 4, and the news reportedly came as a surprise to more than just fans. 

According to's Royce Young on ESPN's TrueHoop podcast (h/t Pro Basketball Talk's Dan Feldman), Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook was under the impression Durant would return to the Thunder following a conversation they had prior to the four-time scoring champion's sit-downs with prospective employers: 

Three weeks ago, Kevin Durant's sitting there at dinner, telling him "Hey, I'm coming back, man. Don't worry about it." And now, Russell Westbrook has been kind of thrown into this in having to decide his future a summer earlier than expected.

Kevin Durant, more so than even that, was telling people, "Hey, yeah, I mean I'm coming back." Like I said in there, a week before Kevin Durant sat down in the Hamptons, he was in Oklahoma City ready to make an offer on a multi-million-dollar house. So, the guy was pretty serious about coming back, and then things turned rather quickly for him to leave. And ...

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