In an appearance on “The Full 48” podcast, the Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was asked whether he felt that forward Kevin Durant would leave the Dubs:
“I don’t know. It just felt like it. I didn’t give it a whole lot of thought. This past year felt different. We kind of lost some momentum internally. It wasn’t anything tangible. People point to the Draymond-Kevin incident (in Los Angeles on Nov. 12). I honestly don’t think that was that big of a deal, as crazy as that sounds.
For whatever reason, it just kind of ran its course. I don’t know why. I do think we’re in a different era where players are more interested by new challenges … players see that there’s a huge expanse out there; there’s this horizon with so many different opportunities. And so you’re just gonna have fewer teams that stick together for a long period of time.
And that’s just kind of how it felt this year for us. This thing has a finite ending point and this is probably it,” Kerr told Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck.
This past season, Durant averaged 26.0 points, 6.4 boards, 5.9 assists and 1.1 blocks per contest.