Kevin Durant is a absolute elite scorer with jaw dropping unfair length and elite two way ability.
Durant got a lot of negative attention for leaving the OKC Thunder and joining a Warrior's team that had won 73 games. Could Durant be looking to join a young upstart to prove he can lead a team to a title?
Enter the Sacramento Kings on of the best young teams in the league, fresh off a 39 Win Season with De'Aaron Fox, Marvin Bagley, Buddy Hield and Harry Giles adding Durant would make the Kings an instant contender.
So why would Kevin Durant join the Kings?
outside of have a good young supporting cast Durant would also be joining a coach he respects and admires. Durant publicly said he enjoyed playing for Walton as an assistant with the Golden State Warriors and he had high praise for the way Walton handled young talent as head coach of the LA Lakers.
When the Kings hired Walton they instantly put themselves in the conversation for several bigger free agents. Durant, and Brook Lopez being two of them.
We will know for sure what free agent's the Walton hire helps land this July.