Monday NBA Roundup: Wizards Fail Again to Impress Free-Agent-to-Be Kevin Durant

February 1st, 2016 by Grant Hughes Leave a reply »

Kevin Durant won't see his hometown Washington Wizards again until the Oklahoma City Thunder play them next season.

Or until KD's new team plays them next season.

Or until he shows up to training camp as a member of the Wizards.

Whatever the case, Durant's lasting memory in the interim will be of Monday's game—one he and his current team dominated by a final score of 114-98. One that highlighted so many of the reasons Washington shouldn't (and probably never did) have a shot to ink him as an unrestricted free agent this summer.

Durant led all scorers with an easy 28 points, and Russell Westbrook roasted John Wall early and often on the way to his second consecutive triple-double. In fact, he had the necessary digits at an alarmingly early juncture, per Royce Young of

Russ finished with 17 points, 11 assists and 13 rebounds on 8-of-13 shooting. Serge Ibaka helped out, too, posting 19 points and 10 boards on an 8-of-12 effort from the floor.

In the process of getting his numbers, Westbrook made it obvious that if Durant were to consider leaving, he ...

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