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NBA Insider Hints At A Potential Reunion To Oklahoma City For Kevin Durant

Jan 2, 2016; Charlotte, NC, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) stands on the court in the first half against the Charlotte Hornets at Time Warner Cable Arena. The Thunder defeated the Hornets 109-90. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

It’s now been eight years since Kevin Durant shocked the basketball world and left Oklahoma City. Now, according to ESPN insider Tim MacMahon, a potential reunion could be in the works for the two sides.

After being swept in the first round of this year’s playoffs, the future for the Phoenix Suns is full of question marks. It will now come down to how big of a swing the Suns are willing to make this offseason.

“I think the best way out for the Suns is certainly not what Mat Ishbia wants to hear and that would be to trade Kevin Durant.” 

ESPN’s Tim MacMahon said on AZCentral

Durant clearly still holds plenty of respect for what Oklahoma City did for him early in his NBA career. He ascended into superstardom next to James Harden and Russell Westbrook. At 35 years old, Durant has shown that he still has the intangibles to be an All-Star player in the league.

The current Thunder roster currently mirrors the one Durant used to have in his playing days with the team. The Thunder are young, hungry, and have future stars across their roster. Adding Durant would only help their chances of winning a championship in the foreseeable future.

“There would still be plenty of interest in Kevin Durant. My first phone call probably would be to his original home. I don’t know what Oklahoma City’s interest would be, but I could convince myself he would be one hell of a fit there.”

Tim MacMahon

A trade may not be in the works between the two sides. However, the thought of Durant suiting up for the Thunder while being the veteran in the locker room is undeniably an interesting thought.