Watch: Kevin Durant jokes Thunder are looking to trade him
Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant joked with reporters that general manager Sam Presti is looking to trade him ahead of Thursday’s NBA trade deadline.
“I talked to Sam and he said he’s trying to move me so I’ve got to be prepared for that,” Durant joked.
Asked about angst around trade deadline, Kevin Durant joked: "Talked to Sam, he looking to move me" pic.twitter.com/hmfHNHxlU3— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 18, 2016
Durant was also asked about the state of the Thunder roster and whether he would like to see a deal made.
“That’s out of my control,” Durant said. “I trust Sam 100%. Whatever he does I know it’s for the betterment of the organization and the team. So whatever he chooses to do I’m happy with and I’m going to support it. I’m not one of those guys that needs so much or wants to know every single move. It’s part of the game and I’ve got to roll with the punches and whatever happens, happens and I’ve got to be a good leader no matter what.”
Durant is averaging 27.7 points, 7.9 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game. Durant will be a free agent at the end of the season.
The Thunder are 40–14 and third place in the Western Conference.
The trade deadline is 3 p.m. ET on Thursday.