Cohen 8-Ball: When Could _____________ Get Traded?
Cohen’s Analysis: Everyone wants to believe Kevin Durant would never dare consider leaving OKC. He is so beloved, so venerated and so treasured in that community that it seems like the perfect marriage forever and ever. However, we in Orlando thought the same thing about Dwight Howard. KD’s contract doesn’t expire until 2016 so there is absolutely no fret of tension building. But, if the Thunder fail to win the title this season and the next two, the spotlight on Durant will become so profound that it’s not unimaginable for the rumblings of him considering taking his talents elsewhere to be a real possibility. Just like it was in Orlando in 2011-12 with D12, 2015-16 could be the season where every sports discussion is related to Durant and whether he will be traded or simply leave OKC.