A successful meeting with Kevin Durant and his closest confidantes Thursday has put the incumbent Oklahoma City Thunder in a strong position as Durant moves into meetings with five other free-agent suitors, according to league sources.

Sources told ESPN that Thursday's five-hour meeting with Thunder officials at Chesapeake Energy Arena "went well" before Durant, his agent and business manager Rich Kleiman and longtime friend and manager Charlie Bell boarded a flight to New York to start huddling with other teams on Friday.

A firm decision on where the four-time scoring champion will play next season, sources said, is expected "sooner rather than later," after they finish hosting the five teams that have secured invitations to the Hamptons for weekend sit-downs with Team Durant.