In an interview with SI.com contributor Alex Kennedy, Draymond Green called Kevin Durant’s decision to join the Golden State Warriors one of the biggest moves in NBA history.
Durant announced Monday he would sign with the Warriors, leaving Oklahoma City after nine seasons. Durant will reportedly sign a two-year deal worth $54.3 million, with a player option for the second season.
Green told Kennedy he was “excited” to play with Durant.
“I think this is definitely one of the biggest moves in NBA history,” Green said. “And I say that because I think [Kevin] is one of the best players in NBA history. I’m excited, and I’m excited for KD. He has put himself in the position where he’s done everything he can do. He deserves the right to make his own decision and do what makes him happiest.”
With the decision, Durant is joining a team that won 73 games without him last season, the same team that eliminated him and the Thunder during the playoffs.
The Warriors are already the odds-on favorite to win the NBA Finals in 2017.
Durant, a four-time scoring champion and former MVP, has averaged 27.4 points per game in his career.