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In one of the biggest free agency moves in NBA history, forward Kevin Durant has left the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors. In the most anticipated free agency since LeBron James’ decision year in 2010, Durant changes the complexion of the NBA by joining a Warriors team that won an NBA record 73 games in 2015-16 and went all the way to Game 7 of the NBA Finals.
KD announced his decision via the Players Tribune.
The primary mandate I had for myself in making this decision was to have it based on the potential for my growth as a player — as that has always steered me in the right direction. But I am also at a point in my life where it is of equal importance to find an opportunity that encourages my evolution as a man: moving out of my comfort zone to a new city and community which offers the greatest potential for my contribution and personal growth. With this in mind, I have decided that I am going to join the Golden State Warriors
Before Warriors guard Stephen Curry had two historic MVP campaigns from 2014-2016, Durant was the MVP of the league in 2014. Now, by teaming up with Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, Warriors have one of the scariest starting fives the league has ever seen.
Though it may take time to figure out, the Warriors are instantly the favorites to win the West in 2016.
Durant’s deal is for two-years and $54.3 million.