No, Wizards won't be signing Kevin Durant

Ben Krimmel
June 29, 2019 - 3:30 pm

UPDATE: ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news Sunday Kevin Durant will be joining the Brooklyn Nets.

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This is not at all shocking news, but it is still news. 

Kevin Durant, who declined his $31.5 million player option with the Golden State Warriors to become an unrestricted free agent, will not be signing with the Washington Wizards when free agency begins Sunday at 6 p.m. ET.

We do not know where Durant will sign officially, but it won't be here. There will be no homecoming for the Prince George's County native. 

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, one of the premier merchants of NBA information, reported KD will engage four teams in discussions when free agency opens: the Brooklyn Nets, LA Clippers, New York Knicks, and the Warriors.

The Wizards, who have yet to name a permanent general manager, are not among the teams who are expected to get a face-to-face meeting with the former NBA MVP. No chance for Ted Leonsis to give a pitch and sell him on the project of working with Rui Hachimura and Bradley Beal. Or rehabbing with John Wall.

No KD to D.C. 2.0?

No KD to D.C. 2.0.

Was this ever a possibility?

This was never a possibility.

Not gonna happen. 

Oh, well.

Woj and Ramona Shelburne reported Saturday Durant may team up with Kawhi Leonard, with the Clippers and Knicks as the two clear possibilities with the salary cap space and mutual interest in the free agents. So that could be something.

But not the DMV.

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