Durant Knows He Has a ‘Really Good Team’
The changing landscape of the Western Conference hasn’t changed Kevin Durant’s outlook on his team’s chances.
“It’s not about what other teams are doing,” Durant told The Oklahoman. “It’s about what we’re going to do every single game. That’s how we approach it.”
Durant, speaking at his fifth annual basketball camp Friday on the campus of OU, returned to Oklahoma carrying unwavering confidence and commitment, in himself, his teammates and their combined abilities to keep the Oklahoma City Thunder atop the conference standings.
Despite the Thunder’s relatively quiet offseason, one that’s been void of impactful additions and widely labeled disappointing, Durant expressed belief in the direction of the team and the players that are in place.
“People that really knew, as far as our money situation, knew that we couldn’t sign anybody too big,” Durant said. “We got myself, Russell (Westbrook), (Kendrick Perkins) and Serge (Ibaka) all locked in on big contracts so it’s kind of hard to sign (someone). Everybody wants us to get the biggest free agents, but it’s kind of hard to do that with the money that we have (committed) and the tax and the new CBA. So it was kind of difficult. But we knew the business side of it. But we know we have a really good team.”