NBA Analyst Predicts a Wild Return of Kevin Durant to Golden State Warriors

Published 02/13/2021, 2:36 PM EST
DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 21: Stephen Curry (30) of the Golden State Warriors and Kevin Durant (35) question a call to a referee during the first half agains the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, October 21, 2018. The Denver Nuggets hosted the Golden State Warriors at the Pepsi Center in Denver. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images)


The Golden State Warriors’ marriage with Kevin Durant looked like a match made in heaven. He was the missing piece to their all-conquering puzzle and it yielded tremendous success. However, the two did not end their relationship on the best of terms.

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Some tension had been building in Durant‘s last season, fueled by his unwillingness to commit to a prolonged stay. And tensions boiled over with Draymond Green on the court as well. So, along with desire to seek new pastures, he left.

DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 21: Draymond Green (23) of the Golden State Warriors and Kevin Durant (35) question the referee after a defensive foul call against Green during the first half on Sunday, October 21, 2018. The Denver Nuggets hosted the Golden State Warriors at the Pepsi Center in Denver. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

But it was wonderful while it lasted. Together with Klay Thompson, Curry and Draymond, they ran the rule over the league. This has their fans dreaming for a re-union one day. According to ESPN’s Nick Friedell, that could come to fruition sometime in the future –

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“I believe over time that [that theory] will gain more traction. Whether or not Kevin does return at some point, we will see. But this has always been a guy who, clearly by what he’s done, is not afraid of trying some new stuff.”

Golden State Warriors and Kevin Durant will mend their fences for one last dance

Again the question arises if the two parties will resolve their differences and work together again. They went through an emotional roller-coaster which had its highs and lows. But Nick Friedell believes that they will be willing to put it all aside for the ultimate prize.

“I think that all the emotions that brought them together, could potentially bring them together again,” said Friedell.

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“And we will find out as everyone’s career plays out, but I know the Warriors would not be opposed to it, and I know having listened to Steph, and Klay, and Draymond through the years, if there is a way to make that happen to not only mend the fences but make one more push to the top of the basketball world, maybe they do try to make it work.”

DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 10: Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) smiles and high fives Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) after hitting a three pointer and getting fouled on the play during the third quarter against the Denver Nuggets November 10, 2016 at Pepsi Center. (Photo By John Leyba/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Seeing all these line up in the same team will be quite a sight once again. Mesmerising prospect for their fans while terrifying for their opponents. And judging by their mutual respect on the eve of KD’s return to Bay Area with the Nets, it looks like a possibility.

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Bharat Aggarwal is a sports analyst for EssentiallySports, covering Formula 1 and NBA. A Delhi University graduate, Bharat has multi-year experience in sports writing, having closely worked with the content strategy aspect as well. Bharat Aggarwal supports Manchester United, Lewis Hamilton, Cristiano Ronaldo, Rafael Nadal, Dirk Nowitzki, Sachin Tendulkar, Ayrton Senna, Kristaps Porzingis, and Dallas Mavericks.

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