Kevin Durant Explains Why the Warriors Don't Need to Re-recruit Him

When he becomes a free agent on July 1, Kevin Durant is going to have multiple suitors lined up.

We have no clue if the two-time Finals MVP is going to hold pitch meetings like he did in the summer of 2016, but we do know that several franchises will be recruting him hard.

Apparently, the Warriors don't really need to do any recruiting.

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"I don't need to feel appreciated," Durant told Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports after Golden State's win on Tuesday. "I don't need anything extra (from the Warriors).

"I'm just here to hoop and win games. I already know what this organization is about."

A week before training camp opened, Joe Lacob said "of course" the Warriors will need to re-recruit Durant.

He echoed those thoughts during an appearance on NBC Sports Bay Area before the game last night.

"We're going to try to recruit him, and I'm actually optimistic," Lacob said. "I don't know why ...  I'm frankly not going to worry about it until the year's over with.

"I think Kevin and we should just go through the season, do our thing, and we'll all find out next year."

If only it were that simple. Durant's future is being discussed on a daily basis and we all know that isn't going to stop.

There are going to be occasions this season when Durant is asked about free agency and he's not going to be... polite.

Consider yourself warned.

"It depends on how I feel that day," Durant told Yahoo Sports. "If I'm in a (expletive)-up mood, you're going to see. Ask me that question and you're going to really see what mood I'm in."

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

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