The last time two-time NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant was on the Golden State Warriors, his exit was, to put it politely, acrimonious. After being told by Draymond Green that the team “didn’t need him,” would he really return to the team again? Absolutely.
Believe it or not, we can already read your mind. Durant returning to the Warriors after they just won the NBA Finals? Have you lost your mind? We get it.
Here’s a thought experiment. Imagine if we told you that, not a full season after James Harden joined the Brooklyn Nets, he’d be on the Philadelphia 76ers, Kevin Durant would have requested a trade, and Kyrie Irving’s status with the team was also in question.
You’d probably ask us a similar question regarding our sanity. Don’t rule out any possibilities in the National Basketball Association.
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Durant was the MVP front-runner about midway through the 2021-22 season before he went down with his MCL injury. He’s still an elite player and would further the Warriors’ title contention window.
Here’s a trade that sends Durant back to Golden State.