NBA stars ponder next moves.
NBA stars Kevin Durant, Dwyane Wade and Tim Duncan have made their first steps toward deciding where they will play next season, or in Duncan’s case if he will play at all.
Oklahoma City forward Durant, set to play for the US Olympic squad in Rio in August, was expected to meet with the Thunder before becoming a free agent on Friday and he becomes eligible to meet with other clubs.
Durant, 27, is reportedly looking at meeting with the New York Knicks, whose star player Carmelo Anthony will join Durant in Rio, and the Golden State Warriors, who won a record 73 games last season but lost to Cleveland in the NBA Finals.
Anthony says he has already started trying to lure Durant to the Knicks, who missed the playoffs last season.
Durant, who has spent his entire nine years in the NBA with the Thunder, is the most coveted free agent available.
Durant could look for long-term security or do his own one-year deal and seek a king’s ransom next year as well.