"Hell yeah I can move on", Durant said. "It's a very thin line between winning and losing - it may not look like it".
The Golden State Warriors All-Star, who has scored 20,913 career points, is viewed as one of two prime candidates - along with Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star LeBron James (31,038) - who could overthrow Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387) as the league's all-time regular-season scoring leader. The Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-85.
Durant, who turns 30 in September, is scheduled to become a free agent this offseason but has already said he plans to remain with the Warriors. Durant has pledged to come back, but the futures of Zaza Pachulia, David West, JaVale McGee, and Nick Young are in flux. "You helped us win playoff games", Kerr said.
The problem is that the Warriors won't have much collateral through which to make those changes - there's no massive jump in the salary cap (which allowed the Warriors to sign Durant in 2016) looming this summer. We've proven that if we think we're competing for a championship, we'll be in the luxury tax. "He's earned it", Myers said. We're looking for a guy that can play, which is a little unusual...
Green's black shirt featured a gold fist with three championship rings - one for each of his titles - with the word "mood" underneath. While some people don't want to give Golden State credit, it's tough to argue against the Warriors being a dynasty.
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Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was asked about West's quote on Monday, and downplayed the idea that anything insane was going on behind the scenes.
Durant then used that context, of the conditions under which certain players have displayed that greatness, to offer arguably his most eyebrow-raising observation: "I feel like it's easy to be the best player when you don't have good players around you".