The first person people wanted to talk to after Team USA smoked Argentina was Kobe Bryant. The second? Probably Kevin Durant.
Not because he was the leading scorer yet again, but because the blockbuster Dwight Howard trade appears to have a significant impact on his team. What appeared to be a wide open road back to the NBA Finals now how a pretty big roadblock in the way in the form of Howard’s shoulders.
What are KD’s feelings after the deal? How does he think the Thunder match up? What’s he thinking?
So he was asked if he had any thoughts on the trade and Durant answered the question exactly as you’d expect.
“Nah,” he said. “I really don’t care.”
You might think that’s just Durant trying to dust off the big deal and ignore the ramifications of it on the Western Conference. But nah, that’s just KD being KD. He’s confident in his group and the Thunder mentality is to just handle their business, play their game and that should be enough no matter what other teams put together.
The Thunder have a challenger, a formidable foe that’s going to make the West much more interesting this season. But Durant and the Thunder don’t care. Unless Howard was traded to his team, it’s just a ripple in the water to him.