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NBA Rumors: Sense Among Warriors Is Kevin Durant Leaves in Free Agency

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    NBA rumors: Sense among Warriors is Kevin Durant leaves in free agency

    Will he? Won't he? Will we continue dissecting it regardless? 

    The Warriors reportedly believe the answer to one of those questions is yes. ESPN's Ramona Shelburne said on "The Jump" on Wednesday that she thinks "there's a sense that he's going to leave Golden State."

    "I think you feel that within the Warriors organization," Shelburne said (H/T Bleacher Report). "That's why this whole run feels like they're all just trying to savor it, right? They're trying to savor what this is and just how special it is. But I don't know. Kevin Durant is an emotional guy-and I say that with respect ... he's passionate."

    Shelburne's comments came a day after Rich Kleiman, Durant's agent and manager, said that Durant "really doesn't know and I really don't know" how his potential free agency will play out. Earlier this month, Shelburne's ESPN colleague Adrian Wojnarowski said the Warriors "are bracing for possibly seismic change" this summer given Durant and Klay Thompson's impending free agency. 

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    Durant will almost certainly opt out of his current contract this summer, and is widely expected to test the market. The New York Times' Marc Stein wrote earlier Wednesday "that the Los Angeles Clippers have emerged as an equally dangerous threat to the [New York] Knicks to sign Durant away from Golden State." The Knicks have long been floated as Durant's preferred destination, and we're still over a month away from the official start of the free-agency moratorium on June 30. 

    In other words, the answer to the third question at the start of this blog is also yes.