Lakers Rumors: Kevin Durant Not Considering Team In Free Agency

Lakers Rumors: Kevin Durant Not Considering Team In Free Agency
Kevin Durant House of Hoops via Alexis Marcou / Flickr CC BY 2.0

There is bad news for Lakers fans hoping for Kevin Durant to replace Kobe Bryant next summer. The superstar forward has “little, if any chance” of sporting Purple & Gold, according to the latest Lakers rumors.


On Tuesday, Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski said on his podcast The Vertical that the Lakers were firmly out of the running in the Durant sweepstakes. “Durant has always been looking for reasons to stay. He adores the Oklahoma City community and holds a fondness for the franchise, but Durant is chasing championships, chasing a legacy.

“This limits his choices, leaving the Los Angeles Lakers with little, if any, chance,” said Wojnarowski, acclaimed scoop master.

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Do note that at this point all chatter is merely speculation. However, Wojnarowski is considered an extremely reliable source.

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Last week, ESPN analyst Stephen A Smith speculated on First Take that Durant could team up with Russell Westbrook in Lakers. Smith said something similar at the start of the season, too. However, there is little light in the Lakers future – the team is expected to miss the playoffs for a fourth consecutive time next season.

In pursuit of a championship….

For Durant is in a “win now mode.” The former MVP has only made NBA Finals on one previous instance – against the Miami Heat in 2012. Since that season, Durant’s Oklahoma City Thunder have suffered a series of heartbreaking playoff exits coupled with serious injuries.

If Thunder can somehow upset the San Antonio Spurs or Golden State Warriors this coming post-season, there is strong possibility that Durant stays put in Oklahoma City. However, there are little chances of that happening.

Lakers fans need to stay optimistic. There is still a chance that they can acquire DeMar DeRozan and Ben Simmons or Brandon Ingram over the summer.

Stay tuned for more Lakers Rumors and NBA Trade Rumors.

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  • Pragmatic 38

    trying to humor the Futile Why is this news??? Durant never had any reason for playing for the Futile, Hap Less FAKERS of L.A.Why would Durant want to play on a very bad team that is in last place in the same division that he plays in with his team the Thunder.?? After playing with high basketball I.Q professional, all star players why would Durant choose to play on a team with low Basketball I.Q,. NBA cast offs, D-Leaguers and rookies that are nowhere near a NBA level team of playoffs and championship ability. It was all rumor by the FAKERS organization and their L.A. hack sports writers to humor the Futile FAKER fans of L.A. to keep selling them over priced tickets to watch pathetic, losing, mediocrity. Durant to the Futile Hap Less FAKERS of L.A., never was and never will be a possibility…..Just a Thought!!!

    • Warren

      you sound like a bitter Clippers fan. Awwwww. Don’t worry, your team will make it past the second round of the playoffs by 2039.

      • Pragmatic 38

        Yo Futile Hapless FAKER Fan …WEREN’T…..Sorry to blow your cover as a Futile hapless thin skin FAKER fan, however, in your plight to cover your pathetic FAKERS of L.A. by accusing me of something you have no idea of what your are talking about as usual. Being a dumbed down Futile hap less FAKER fan fan of L.A. is so typical of your I.Q.-5 comment as usual. Can’t take the constructive criticism as usual. You and your Futile Hap less FAKERS and their pitiful organization of LOSERS are a disgrace to the NBA . So there you have another reason why Durant would never consider joining you and your Futile hap less FAKER Cellar Dweller Losers of L.A. and their roster of Clowns and fans like you. Right Futile hap less FAKER fan of L.A. Weren’t????….Just a Thought!!

        • Warren

          hahahahaha… you are pathetic. get a life, loser.

          • Pragmatic 38

            Yo, Weren’t, You sure are a Hap less dumbed down futile FAKER fan of L.A., one syllable, 3-5 letter words are your total vocabulary. Totally lacking any erudite verbiage (look that up). You sure know the word LOSER, it is your way of life with your Hapless Futile FAKERS of L.A. Now back to your Whine cellar in fantasy FAKERLAND and a bottle of your favorite beverage….ZOMBIE Juice. By the way it sounds like you spend time in the Futile Hap Less FAKERS resort on Horse Manure Mountain with all your other Dingleberries. Do you mix those dinleberries with your Zombie Juice??? As a Hap less Futile FAKER fan of L.A. it is typical too, right Weren’t the hap less Futile FAKER fan of L.A. and his Dingle berry-Zombie Juice. You must a graduate of the FAKER fan Refuge of Ignorance Academy for Futility, Right, Weren’t Futile FAKER fan of L.A.??. P.S. Durant to the Hap Less Futile FAKERS of FAKERLAND L.A. Right??, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, ha, Just hilarious, have some more Zombie Juice in Fanatsy FAKER LAND of Delusioin and Confusion. Yo WERN’T keep it coming, I enjoy dumping on dumbed down Futile hap less FAKER fans like you. By the way, try whistling while you are on the crapper, that way you will know which end to wipe, You sound like a typical Futile Hap Less FAKER fan with Crap on your mouth, look in the mirror or whistle before your next comment. Now theer is something to laugh about, right Weren’t…
            Futile Hap less FAKER fan of L.A.???, I will, Ha, Ha, Ha, ha, Ha, ….Just a Thought!!! .

          • Pragmatic 38

            Yo Weren’t, seriously, Durant to your hap less futile FAKERS of L.A.?? Now that is a Fantasy FAKERLAND DELUSION of Futile Hap Less FAKER fan CONFUSION of how dumbed down you and your Futiles of L.A. are about NBA basketball, Right Weren’t, futile hapless FAKER fan of L.A.??…..Just a Thought

          • Warren

            You want to talk to me about vocabulary? Notice how you form your sentences. There is no punctuation. Only blah.. blah.. blah… You are a wretched excuse for a human being and a sports fan. I’ll just let you wallow in your misery. Plus, you reply to your own sentences. I am certain you are a loner in real life, too. Enjoy your miserable life.

          • Pragmatic 38

            Yo WEREN’T, Thanks for your Futile Hap Less FAKER fan reply of total nothingness like your Futile Hap Less FAKERS of L.A. Again your vocabulary fits your wannabe Futile FAKERS of L.A. school yard wannabe’s. Same old Futile FAKER fan from the Refuge of Ignorance Academy of Futility and wannabe’s spin bible worn out diatribe. Try something like a step up from Dick and Jane see Spot run. Seriously, is that all you got?? Same old same old Futile Hap less FAKER fan of L.A. chapter and verse from your Futile FAKER fan Spin bible of delusion and confusion. Seriously, Durant to the Futile Hap Less FAKERS of L.A., talk about a miserable lonely life, you hang out in your FUTILE FAKER fan of L.A. WHINE cellar much, much too much, and sipping on your Zombie juice as usual, right Futile WEREN’T, Ha, Ha, Ha, Bring it on!! By the way you did not whistle when you were on the crapper, you still have CRAP on your lips, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha,…..Just a Thought!!!