NBA Rumors: Kevin Durant a Top Target for Miami Heat in Free Agency

While Kevin Durant is set to take on the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the NBA’s Western Conference finals tonight, rumors are swirling regarding his upcoming free agency. With the series tied at 1-1, Durant’s Oklahoma City Thunder have already gone further this year than many analysts expected.

As the top free agent this summer, Durant has already been linked to numerous teams including the Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, and Boston Celtics. While all of those teams are likely to pursue Durant, the Miami Heat are apparently making him their top priority.

While Kevin Durant is set to take on the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the NBA’s Western Conference finals tonight, rumors are swirling regarding his upcoming free agency. With the series tied at 1-1, Durant’s Oklahoma City Thunder have already gone further this year than many analysts expected.

As the top free agent this summer, Durant has already been linked to numerous teams including the Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, and Boston Celtics. While all of those teams are likely to pursue Durant, the Miami Heat are apparently making him their top priority.

Regardless of how the Thunder finish this season, there is still a chance that he could decide to join a new team. As NBC Sports reports, Dan Le Batard of ESPN believes that the Heat want to build around Durant.

“The plan is and always has been: Go after Durant and free everything up – so much so that you insulted your superstar this offseason by telling Dwyane Wade no on multiple years, even though that’s what he wanted. Dwyane, who deserves more of your allegiances as business and a company and management than Chris Bosh does. Because the whole thing is get in a room with Durant after this season. What I’m telling you, no matter how much you laugh at it, is that the Heat is getting in the room with Durant.”

 

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