Kevin Durant explained his decision not to meet with the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency.
“Nothing against the Lakers, but I already had my mind set on who I wanted to talk to,” Durant said. “I really respect their team. I just thought they were a couple years away from where I wanted to be.”
Durant met with the Warriors, Thunder, Celtics, Heat, Spurs and Clippers.
The Lakers are trying to rebuild around D'Angelo Russell, Brandon Ingram, Jordan Clarkson and Julius Randle.