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Kevin Durant’s former teammate Kendrick Perkins says that if the Thunder win the 2016 NBA Championship, KD will not leave Oklahoma City. The Pelicans backup center also claims that Durant has already told him which teams he will be looking at in free agency, but made him sign a confidentially form that says he won’t tell anybody, especially the media.
The Celtics are one of the teams that KD is rumored to be interested in, along with the Spurs, Lakers, Raptors and Wizards. Check out what Perk said below via ESPN:
Told that the Celtics likely will pursue Durant, Perkins replied, “Boston and everybody else, right?” Later he added, “As a friend, I try not to talk to him too much about free agency. I always try to just want to talk to him about things outside of basketball. We talk about personal life and stuff like that. And I know he’s getting this question every day on the hour and stuff like that, so I try not to bother him.
“But he did shoot some teams out there that he made me sign a confidentiality form that I couldn’t tell nobody. He’s got a few teams that he will be looking at.”
Perkins was asked if he’d be surprised if Durant considered Boston.
“You’re trying to get me to really answer the question,” Perkins said. “I can’t answer that. I want to, but I can’t. I mean, I don’t know. I do know, but I don’t know.”
Perkins stressed that Oklahoma City’s playoff performance this year likely will dictate Durant’s decision.
“[The Thunder] win it all, he can’t leave, in my opinion,” Perkins said. “But if they don’t, it might be time for a change.”