Kevin Durant is going to regret leaving the Golden State Warriors.
Making free agency decisions isn’t easy. Kevin Durant knew that leaving the Golden State Warriors would drastically change the direction of his career. It wouldn’t be a surprise if KD winds up regretting his decision.
Durant joined the Dubs in the 2016 offseason. In his three seasons with the Dubs, KD reached three consecutive NBA Finals and won two Finals MVP. He experienced much success in Steve Kerr’s system playing alongside stars such as Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.
If it wasn’t for his Achilles injury in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, Durant may have ended the season a three-time champion. Of course, now he is off to Brooklyn to join Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan.
There is no debate that the Warriors offer a more talented roster than the Nets. Curry, Thompson and Green are far superior than any trio the Nets could create. This means that Durant will have more pressure on him to perform in the playoffs.
Durant is no stranger to pressure. Before joining the Warriors, he was the man in Oklahoma City. Even with the help of the 2017 MVP, Russell Westbrook, Durant failed to win a championship. This might not be a good sign for the future of Durant’s career.
At his peak, his ability to lead a team to the top is questionable. Now, we will watch KD attempt to lead a lesser team on a blown Achilles. Durant is an incredible player but this is a tall task for anyone.
In the end, Durant left a stable environment in Golden State to pursue a challenge in Brooklyn. We must applaud Durant for everything he did for the Warriors and his willingness to challenge himself, but its safe to say he will probably regret his choice to leave.