A look at how Kevin Durant could help on each of the 6 teams he will meet with.
2016 ScheduleAll times ET
- 3/17W 118-110
- 3/19W 87-79
- 3/21L 91-88
- 3/23W 112-88
- 3/25W 110-104
- 3/26L 111-92
- 3/28W 101-87
- 3/30W 100-92
- 4/2W 102-95
- 4/5W 88-86
- 4/7L 112-101
- 4/8L 102-98
- 4/10L 92-86
- 4/12W 102-98
- 4/13W 96-91
- 4/17W 106-74
- 4/19W 94-68
- 4/22W 96-87
- 4/24W 116-95
- 4/30W 124-92
- 5/2L 98-97
- 5/6W 100-96
- 5/8L 111-97
- 5/10L 95-91
- 5/12L 113-99
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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer
"He's just trying to create leverage," an NBA source said of Dwyane Wade putting out feelers to teams, including the Mavs and Spurs, as reported by ESPN's Brian Windhorst.
Let the Durant sweepstakes begin
The Thunder might not get a hometown discount with Kevin Durant, but they will meet with this summer's most prized free agent before other suitors. The negotiating period will begin at midnight ET on Friday.
That was then
A number of high-profile NBA players struck deals at the beginning of last year's free-agency period to remain with their teams. This year's period will begin at 12 a.m. ET Friday.
Coveted free agent Kevin Durant will first meet with the Thunder before flying to talk to the other six teams on his list, sources told ESPN.
It's time for NBA executives to dive deep into the league rosters to figure out which players are the next free-agent steals.
The San Antonio Spurs have been notified that Tim Duncan has exercised his player option for the 2016-17 season, but that he is still undecided about whether to return for a 20th NBA season.
At 39, Ginobili should be a bargain
Jeremias Engelmann and Steve Ilardi note it's unlikely that Manu Ginobili will leave the Spurs after 14 seasons and all those rings. But they look at his numbers, even at his age, and indicate other teams should give it a try. Most underrated FAs (Insider)
KD, Spurs would be immediate hit
Kevin Pelton writes that a San Antonio roster with Kevin Durant replacing Danny Green should set a franchise record for wins next season before regressing following the retirements of Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili. Best pitches for Durant (Insider)
Pau Gasol has officially declined his player option for next season entering free agency, and New York or San Antonio might be his next stop.
KD, what'cha doing? Where ya going?
Tom Penn explains how the salary cap situations of the Thunder, Warriors and Spurs could affect their rosters if they were to sign Kevin Durant.
At 40, Tim Duncan is an elite free agent
Kevin Pelton still likes the way that the Spurs star played defense last season, though in the fewest minutes of his career (25.2 per game). NBA's 25 best free agents (Insider)
Spurs now among 6 to meet with Durant
The Spurs, Warriors and the incumbent Thunder have been joined by the Celtics, Heat and Clippers on Kevin Durant's list of teams to meet with in advance of Friday's beginning of free agency. Pitching to KD
Six teams now have meetings scheduled with premier free-agent target Kevin Durant, a league source confirmed to ESPN.
Kevin Durant, the top prize of the 2016 free-agent market, will sit down first with the Warriors, Spurs and Thunder, sources said.
The Spurs, who had just one draft pick this year, have agreed to a two-year deal with Final Four standout Ryan Arcidiacono of Villanova.
Spurs’ final draft grade: A+
Check out why Chad Ford awarded his highest marks to San Antonio for its one and only pick -- point guard Dejounte Murray at No. 29. Draft grades (Insider)
Ford: San Antonio is a draft winner again
Dejounte Murray was ranked No. 9 on Chad Ford's final Big Board, but the Spurs somehow landed him at No. 29. Ford notes that Tony Parker was taken at No. 28 by the Spurs. Winners and losers (Insider)
Check out every pick for the San Antonio Spurs during the 2016 NBA draft.
In selecting Washington's Dejounte Murray, 19, the Spurs see a combo guard who possesses enough upside to develop into one of the draft's steals.
Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer
LeBron James told Dejounte Murray that he was joining the best organization in the world. Spurs GM R.C. Buford got a kick out of that when he was told of that exchange. Buford thought LeBron had said that he was coming to the Spurs. Funny moment. You had to have been there.