Craig Sager: Kevin Durant's move to Warriors hurts NBA

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Craig Sager: Kevin Durant's move to Golden State hurts NBA
Wednesday July 6th, 2016

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NBA on TNT reporter Craig Sager is not a fan of Kevin Durant’s decision to join the Golden State Warriors, he told Sports Illustrated’s Maggie Gray on SI Now.

“I was really shocked,” Sager said of the move. “You stop and you think about it days later, you understand a little bit and you know the process that Kevin went through, but it’s still shocking to me. I thought for sure he would stay, and even if he didn’t stay, I didn’t think he’d be going to Golden State.”

“I'm not real sure I like the idea of all these superstars joining up with other superstars to make these super teams,” Sager continued. He later added that players who are not on talent-concentrated teams like the San Antonio Spurs, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Warriors may not have much to look forward to this upcoming season.

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Sager also said that Durant’s decision could hurt the league, as well as television broadcasters, arguing that people may not be as excited to watch other teams.

“I just think it takes a lot of luster and a lot of interest away from the regular season,” Sager said.

Durant announced on Monday his decision to head to Golden State. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Durant will sign a two-year, $54.3 million deal with a player option in the second year.

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