Five reasons Warriors might be better off without Kevin Durant

6If Kevin Durant wants to leave…

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The Golden State Warriors are in the midst of what has been a somewhat disappointing season for the two-time defending NBA champs. On pace to win just 54 games, there’s been internal issues between star forwards Kevin Durant and Draymond Green.

The backdrop is real here. KD is set to hit free agency this coming summer after earning each of the past two NBA Finals MVP awards. There’s certainly no guarantee that Durant will be back with the Warriors next season.

Sure Golden State would love to have one of the planet’s best players return. But there are a few reasons why the team should consider moving on from him.

Here are five of those reasons.