The Oklahoma City Thunder have held no internal discussions nor have they explored trading Kevin Durant ahead of the deadline.
Durant will be a free agent this offseason.
Durant was asked if he ever gave thought to the possibility of the Thunder trading him away.
“I really don’t know. I doubt it, but we’ll see. I guess now that you said something, I might not be able to sleep the next few days,” said Durant.
“I never thought about that at all,” Durant said with a laugh. “I don’t know, man. I don’t want to be moved. I want to finish this thing out with my team. I think we got a really good thing going right now, so I haven’t really thought about it.
“We never talk about that stuff, me, [general manager] Sam Presti, our assistant GM [Troy Weaver]. It’s always about how I can be better for my teammates and with my leadership skills.”
The Golden State Warriors, Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers are expected to pursue Durant.
Durant has seemingly warmed to the idea of being pursued.
“I will tell you one thing, it’s great to feel wanted,” Durant said. “… I’ve heard so many rumors or whatever. It’s good for people to say this team wants me or that team wants me. That’s what you want as a player is for everybody to respect you and really admire how you play basketball.
“But at the same time, man, my focus has just being the best player I can be for my teammates. I got a lot of responsibility as the big brother and leader of our team. That takes a lot of focus anyway. It’s tough.”