Kevin Durant’s silence could come to an end Wednesday.
With media reports swirling that Durant is ready to leave Golden State in free agency this summer and speculation mounting where the Warriors’ star might land, a source close to the situation confirmed to Field Level Media that the NBA and Warriors were in discussions about ending his relative silence.
While some have couched the Durant saga as a media boycott, he has conducted one-on-one interviews, eschewing press conferences and group sessions after shootarounds and games. He again opted not to talk after shootaround Wednesday.
The NBA was largely left unaware of Durant’s mounting situation with the media until Tuesday.
Durant, who previously ripped media reports stating he wouldn’t want to play with LeBron James, could be subject to penalty if he continues avoiding the press until next Saturday, when the NBA holds All-Star Media Day in Charlotte.
The All-Star is entering the ninth day of the standoff, as chronicled by The Athletic in a story published Tuesday outlining where Durant stands and the presumption he will not return to the Warriors for another season.
–By Jeff Reynolds (@ReynoldsJD), Field Level Media