6If Durant wants to stay…
There’s a chance that Kevin Durant will move on after this season. But if Durant wants to stay, the Golden State Warriors would be making a huge mistake in letting him go.
The reasons are sorted. Some of them are on the court. Durant is still one of the NBA’s very best players and realistically, he’s almost impossible to replace.
The potential on-court drop that would come is especially relevant for a team moving into a new building next season. As Golden State has seen from two fellow Bay Area teams, there’s very clearly a right way and a wrong way to do that.
There are plenty of reasons that the Warriors should want to keep Durant for as long as they possibly can.
These are the five biggest.