Warriors playing the opposite of hardball with Kevin Durant

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"All I want to do in my life, while I'm healthy, is to work on my game and enjoy the game and not worry about nothing else. I would say there is stylistic tension - but not personal tension", Kerr said. That 2016 decision, they say, created such an invincibly talented squad that it has drained much of the drama from following the National Basketball Association through its championship round.

Durant, who turns 30 on September 29, is expected to opt out of his current deal with the Warriors and could sign a five-year deal to stay in Oakland, something that would line up with his internal career timeline. It's a lot of different conversations that have to take place and if that's something that we want to look into I'm sure we could have those - Klay's got another year, Draymond's got two more. "I feel like it's harder to stand out when you have great players around you", Durant told Yahoo Sports' Michael Lee in a recent interview.

"But I will focus on the people that love me the most, that encourage me, that pour into me and vice versa". That's what my legacy lies in.

With Durant due to hit free agency after next season, the Warriors have already begun working to ensure that they can keep him around, and general manager Bob Myers seems to have a strategy for keeping negotiations simple, telling reporters on Monday that he's prepared to give Durant "whatever he wants". "I know they're going to view it as a ideal career no matter what". Nothing to me was that, like, shocking but yeah we went through some stuff.

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Durant then used that context, of the conditions under which certain players have displayed that greatness, to offer arguably his most eyebrow-raising observation: "I feel like it's easy to be the best player when you don't have good players around you".

"I don't know. I don't know what I'm going to do", he said. "That's the beauty. I'd hate to say, "Man, I don't want to do this, do that" when I'm done playing".

Yes, it's been reported - and aggregated - that the Warriors are interested in acquiring Anthony Davis, but that's in the same way that I'm interested in acquiring a Mercedes AMG S-63 - I'd certainly like to have it, but I'm neither capable or willing to pay what it costs.

"I feel like I have options".

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