Kevin Durant joins the Golden State Warriors + Stephen Curry
Yesterday, Kevin Durant made the shocking decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder, the team that drafted him nine years ago, for the Golden State Warriors and CoachUp's very own Stephen Curry. While other teams like the Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, and Los Angeles Clippers were in play, Durant opted for the legendary team that just set an NBA record with 73 wins. Many fans around the country are up in arms about Durant's decision -- but did it make sense for him?
How will his statistics change? In a world where your legacy is defined by how many championships you win, one may find it hard to fault Durant for chasing a more long-lasting result. However, those with a more old-school approach to the game believe that Durant's move to the Bay Area wouldn't have happened in the 90's with Michael Jordan and company destroying the league. Superteams have been a funny era in NBA history, but, currently, there seems to be no discernible end in sight. First arguably started by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2002 with Karl Malone and Gary Payton, then continued by the Celtics in 2007 with Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen, and capped off, obviously, with LeBron James joining the Heat in 2010, it seems to be the popular free agency option these days -- and who can blame them?
Even then, there are still some major questions to be asked of a Warriors team with Durant -- can they share the ball? Will the Warriors suffer without their depth on the bench? Will Klay Thompson and Draymond Green stay happy as the third and fourth options? Sound off on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and let us know how you feel about the big move!