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NBA Free Agency Predictions for Kevin Durant

TORONTO, ONTARIO - JUNE 10:  Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors reacts against the Toronto Raptors in the first half during Game Five of the 2019 NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena on June 10, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
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Perhaps the premier free agent in this year's class, superstar Kevin Durant is set to hit the open market again. Although an Achilles injury means he probably won't be able to see the floor at all in 2019-20, that shouldn't stop teams from pursuing the former MVP. Here are four possible destinations for KD this offseason.

4. Oklahoma City Thunder

OAKLAND, CA - FEBRUARY 06:  Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder goes up for a layup in front of Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors and gets fouled by Stephen Curry #30 during the first half of their NBA basketball game at ORACLE Arena on February 6, 2018 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Oklahoma City Thunder v Golden State Warriors | Thearon W. Henderson

Grab your popcorn, ladies and gentlemen. A Durant reunion in Oklahoma City would make the Thunder a favorite in the West in 2020-21, and would see him reunite with Russell Westbrook. Perhaps the pair of them, alongside Paul George, could win a championship and erase the nightmares of the 2016 playoffs.

3. Los Angeles Lakers

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 04: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors drives against Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on April 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)
Golden State Warriors v Los Angeles Lakers | Yong Teck Lim

The Lakers already have the best player on the planet in LeBron James, and they recently added one of the best big men in the league in Anthony Davis. Could that be enough to lure KD to Staples? If he decided to don the Purple and Gold, he would make the Lakers instant contenders as soon as he was healthy enough to step onto the floor.

2. New York Knicks

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 08:  Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors is guarded by Kevin Knox #20 of the New York Knicks at ORACLE Arena on January 08, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
New York Knicks v Golden State Warriors | Ezra Shaw

Knicks fans' hopes are much higher this year than they have in seasons past, and with a ton of cap space fans have every right to be excited. They've already lost out on a top-2 pick, meaning the Knicks are going to be even more aggressive when free agency hits, possibly leading them to sign Durant. He's long since been linked to the Big Apple, and Knicks fans are hopeful they can secure a deal.

1. Golden State Warriors

TORONTO, ONTARIO - JUNE 10:  Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors looks on against the Toronto Raptors in the first half during Game Five of the 2019 NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena on June 10, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
2019 NBA Finals - Game Five | Gregory Shamus

Before Durant suffered his injury, the Warriors probably wouldn't be in the top spot. However, with Golden State able to offer him the most amount of money and the favorable idea of having long-term financial security while rehabbing a serious injury, Durant might choose to stay with the Dubs for the sake of his future. Who knows if KD will be even a shell of his former self when he returns, but for the Warriors, it could be worth the gamble.