So, here’s what ESPN analyst Tom Penn said today on Colin Cowherd’s show:
“I think this burst from Westbrook makes it likelier – much more likely – that Durant ultimately gets traded next year.
Sam Presti has proven that he does not ever want to lose anybody for nothing. He traded James Harden a year early to avoid a potential luxury tax problem a year later. The Kevin Durant drumbeat next year is going to be so loud … he will not commit early to OKC because the rules are against that.
If Sam Presti doesn’t that get that commitment, he’ll look to trade Kevin Durant. Looking at the performance of Westbrook and the team around Westbrook will make it easier for him to do that, potentially.”
The Thunder aren’t trading Kevin Durant. I won’t just eat my hat if that happens. I’ll go buy three Lids franchises and eat every single hat in them. I’ll buy a Lids factory even and just roll them straight off the assembly line into my mouth. Keep Reading…