Former Oklahoma City Thunder big man and current New Orleans Pelicans center Kendrick Perkins confirmed Wednesday that he has had discussions about free agency with Thunder superstar Kevin Durant. Those talks, however, are to be kept under wraps.
Perkins, who spent five seasons with Durant in Oklahoma City, told ESPN that there are teams that will receive strong consideration this summer once Durant’s contract expires.
“But he did shoot some teams out there that he made me sign a confidentiality form that I couldn’t tell nobody,” Perkins said in comments passed along to ESPN‘s Chris Forsberg. “He’s got a few teams that he will be looking at.”
Perkins did, however, add that Durant is taking an “NBA Finals or bust” mentality, one that was reported on back in March. “The Thunder win it all, he can’t leave, in my opinion,” said Perkins. “But if they don’t, it might be time for a change.”
Perkins’ analysis is informal, especially given the fact that Durant shot down similar reports in March. But, it should make the Thunder and their management brace prepare for the worst case scenario.
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