Kevin Durant could end a lot of speculation and eliminate a potential distraction by coming out and committing to the Golden State Warriors for next season and beyond, but he has continuously passed up the opportunity to do that. Why? Perhaps because he is genuinely unsure of what he is going to do.
Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated was the latest to ask Durant about his future beyond this season, and the two-time NBA Finals MVP gave the same response — he doesn’t know, and he wants fans to stop talking about it.
“Yo, just watch the game. Just focus on the game and stop nitpicking, because it is a beautiful game going on out there,” Durant said following Golden State’s playoff win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday. “What can I do right now? I can’t sign a paper. I got to do the most important thing, and that is play. And that is what we should be focusing on.”
Again, Durant could give a verbal commitment. While he argues that announcing a decision now would “take away from the team” and what they are trying to accomplish, that is a convenient way of avoiding the question. Durant could have said earlier in the year that he isn’t going anywhere, but he chose not to. Though, he is simply telling the truth if he’s truly undecided.